The Transatlantic – a showstopping cocktail you can make at home

I was introduced to The Transatlantic this week, an incredible cocktail Leicester has not seen before. It was developed by Charlotte Wood of Manhattan 34 as her entry into the #SouthernShowdown17 – a cocktail competition where Hi-Spirits challenge bartenders all around the country to capture the spirit of New Orleans in their very own Southern Comfort cocktail creation.

transatlantic glittery cocktail from Manhattan34

Charlotte has already made it to the regional heats, so I headed over to the bar to catch up with her and find out what this cocktail is all about. Usually, we see bartenders concocting all kinds of infusions and emulsions and syrups and sprays to fancify their cocktails, so imagine my surprise when Charlotte challenged me to have a go at making The Transatlantic for myself, using readily available ingredients from the supermarket.

I thought making a cocktail this beautiful would be hard, but it turns out it is The Big Easy! 
You see what I did there?

I could tell you more, but we made a video, so why not watch for yourself?

Thanks to Manhattan34 for putting up with my poor quality bar tending and for letting me drink the cocktail I made!


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