Birmingham Mixologist Creates Locally-Inspired Whisky Cocktail

Award-winning local Mixologist, Tommy Matthews, has partnered with LABEL 5 Scotch Whisky to create a bespoke new cocktail recipe, inspired by Birmingham, as part of the brand’s City Cocktails campaign.

The Lassi 5 Cocktail created by Tommy celebrates Birmingham’s multiculturalism and its heritage as curry capital of the UK. Fusing iconic Indian ingredients, including mango puree and rose water with LABEL 5 Classic Black Scotch Whisky makes for a fragrant cocktail that nods to the classic curry flavours. The recipe is named after Lassi, a popular drink in India, and also combines iconic notes of British Earl Grey tea.

Tommy Matthews, Bar Manager at The Edgbaston, said: “It was brilliant fun to create a cocktail inspired by Birmingham, and having the chance to explore and experiment with flavours that are synonymous with the city. I was really inspired by the famous curry houses in the city when creating the recipe, and I can’t wait for Birmingham locals to try it for themselves!”

Lassi 5 – by Tommy Matthews, Birmingham
  • 60ml LABEL 5 Classic Black Scotch Whisky
  • 25ml Mango Puree
  • 25ml Lemon Juice
  • 20ml Cream
  • 15ml Earl Grey Cordial*
  • 1/2 Egg White
  • Dry shake, and strain into a glass
  • Garnish with 2 drops of Rose Water

*Earl Grey Cordial: Brew 200ml of Earl Grey Tea for 5 minutes, then combine with 100g white sugar. Allow to cool and bottle.

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