Cocktail of the Month with 1800 Silver Tequila
In the latest of a regular series, we ask local bartenders to showcase signature serves featuring the superb premium spirits brands presented by Proximo. Frankie Cosgrove, assistant manager at Babel, creates a cocktail featuring 1800 Silver Tequila.
Nostalgic Summer cocktail
1800 Silver Tequila
The featured spirit in this month’s signature serve is 1800 Silver Tequila.
40ml 1800 Silver
2 dashes Rose water
25ml Pink Lady cordial
Garnish: Rosehip salt & rose caviar
Pink Lady Cordial
500g of Pink Lady apple juice
200g of Caster sugar
Stir together until sugar dissolves.
Rosehip Salt & Rose Caviar
125ml Rose water
125ml Rose syrup
4g Sodium alginate
Blend together with hand blender, rest for 30-45 mins.
Using a sphericator, drip the alginate mixture into a calcium solution, allowing rose mixture to form into rose caviar.
Rim a 5oz glass with the rosehip salt.
Shake all ingredients with ice.
Double strain into a 5oz couple.
Serve with caviar on the side.
“I wanted to try and develop my knowledge on the more technical approach to cocktails, hence the rose caviar,” says Frankie. “In addition, rose and apple just seemed like the perfect flavour combination to pair with a smooth tequila such as 1800.”
About the bartender
Frankie started out in the trade as a bar back in Café Vaudeville, collecting glasses, stocking fridges and general upkeep of the bar. “It was basically a weekend job to get in some extra cash,” he says. “After a few years, I moved to Liverpool to study English with the intent to become a teacher. However, after applying for two years in a row, I couldn’t obtain a position on a teaching course.” In the meantime, he took on a role as a cocktail bartender in Sixty6 “where my knowledge and appreciation of the trade began to develop,” he says. “As Beannchor began to grow, I began to grow with it, which has led to my current position as assistant manager at Babel. It’s an environment where I am kept on my toes. The market is constantly changing, and our offerings also have to change with these expectations. This keeps things interesting.”