Headed north on the M2 towards Barossa Valley for a weekend away.
My old road trip playlist 'motion' comes on
Track 1: What You Desire - Daggy Man
"Nighthawk diner man, blueberries and cinnamon, cup of coffee, cream to fuel the fire"
The concept had come to life and a couple of days later I was in the kitchen whipping it up.
Lightly spritzed, touch of viscosity and bright sweetness.
A balancing garnish to break up the bold round flavours of the drink.
Clean & contemporary coffee.
Combine ingredients in PET bottle
Press air out of bottle and seal with counter pressure sealing cap.
Force carbonate with Co2 bottle and reg at 50 PSI. Open bottle slowly, press out air again and reseal.
Again, Force carbonate with Co2 bottle and reg at 50 PSI.
Repeat one more time then unscrew and pour over ice in highball
Serve a ramekin of lacto-fermented blueberries on side.
700mL Mancino Bianco Vermouth
Blitzed, vac-sealed and left to sit at room temperature for 12 hours. Strained through oil filter.
1000mL Maple Water
60g Spent Coffee Grind
10g Cinnamon Powder
30mL Vanilla Paste
80g Castor Sugar
Bring all ingredients to boil and lower heat to simmer for 20 minutes.
500g Organic Blueberries
10g Kosher Salt
Combine ingredients and lightly mix in bowl.
Add ingredients to a sterilised pickling jar (remove rubber seal from jar).
Add ziplock bag full of water into jar to fill the remaining air void and press blueberries down (this is to remove as much O2 as possible).
Store at room temperature in dark light for 5 days.
Strain juice into separate jar.
Store blueberries in fridge.