Mia Johansson, formerly of Soho cocktail institution Milk & Honey, has teamed with Bobby Hiddleston of New York’s Dead Rabbit, Durham Atkinson (Hops & Glory) and Barbarossa Inan (Hawksmoor) to bring serious drinks expertise to the sticky cider-drenched streets of Dalston. High Water
is situated on the site of the former Bar 23 and has been garnering praise across the board for the quality of its drinks and cosy ambience.
Here, Johansson shows us how to create the warming and frankly lethal sounding 'The West Wind', a cognac-based drink perhaps designed to put customers off leaving her bar for fear of toppling over in the street.
Freshly sliced figs for presentation.
Orange skin for flambe.
50ml - Cognac
10ml - Orange Liqueur (Mia uses Curaçao Orange)
15ml - Fig Liqueur (Mia uses Crème de Figue)
5ml - Honey
3 dashes - Absinthe
1 dash - Angostura Bitters