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Pearl Berries, a Vodka and Berry Cocktail

Pearl Berries, a Vodka and Berry Cocktail

A mixture of vodka and DIY berry pearls, this cocktail recipe is ideal for those who’d like to explore molecular mixology.

With this vodka cocktail recipe, our bartender Mathilde Ferry invites you to awaken your senses with the science of mixology. Using a syrup made of raspberries, strawberries or blueberries, she crafts caviar pearls that release all their fruity flavours with every bite. The topping of homemade vanilla mousse adds an extra touch of gourmandise and another luscious texture.

Impress guests with this berry-vodka cocktail that packs a punch – and plenty of surprises!

Ingredients (1 glass)

Plain water (not mineral water)
2 g sodium alginate
200 ml homemade berry syrup (raspberry, strawberry or blueberry), made with icing sugar
5 g calcium lactate (salt)
4 egg whites, cold
200 ml simple syrup
1 vanilla bean
35 ml Grey Goose la Vanille vodka
15 ml Chambord liqueur
15 ml lime juice

Berry caviar pearls
In a beaker or large measuring cup, combine 200 ml of water, the sodium alginate and the berry syrup. Mix with an immersion blender until the liquid is very smooth. Let rest for 30 minutes.

Meanwhile, dissolve the calcium lactate in 500 ml of water. Draw the treated berry syrup into a pipette or syringe and carefully dispense it, drop by drop, into the calcium lactate bath. After a few seconds, scoop out the pearls using a slotted spoon or small sieve, and rinse them in cool water.

Vanilla mousse
Put the egg whites, simple syrup, vanilla bean and 150 ml of water into a whipping siphon. Screw on the head, add a gas cartridge and shake well.

Assembling the cocktail
Thoroughly shake together the vodka, Chambord liqueur and lime juice in a cocktail shaker. In a cold cocktail glass, add enough berry caviar pearls until it is 1/3 full. Strain the contents of the shaker into the glass, and top with some vanilla mousse. Garnish the mousse with berries of your choice.

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