Steep cinnamon spice tea in 20° C water for 20 minutes (1g tea per 100ml water). Mix with all other ingredients except milk mixture. Heat up milk until scalding, then pour into large container. Slowly pour punch into milk mixture, and set aside for 20 mins. Pour mixture through muslin cloth to strain our milk curds and clarify. Bottle and refrigerate.
To Serve: pour 100ml Endeavour over clear ice in rocks glass. Garnish with 3D-printed spaceship loaded with dry ice.
Each cocktail in Pioneers + Revolutionaries is inspired by a scientist. Endeavour is inspired by Mae Jemison, the first black woman to travel in space. Jemison was a mission specialist on the Space Shuttle Endeavour, where she conducted experiments in orbit of the earth for 8 days in 1992. Jemison is the only scientist in the menu who is still alive today. She was written many books for children, and was the first real astronaut to appear in Star Trek!
As she was born in Alabama, the cocktail itself was based on an Alabama Lane Cake – a cake made with bourbon, coconut, raisins, and spices. We decided the best way of getting all these flavours into a balanced drink was by making a milk punch. In order to keep the menu vegan friendly, we use a blend of coconut milk and soy milk to split the punch. The resulting drink is light, slightly sweet, has a velvety mouthfeel, and many layers of complexity. To serve the drink, we wanted to pay tribute to Jemison’s career and passion, so we 3D-printed a dry ice holding, spaceship-shaped base for the drink, designed to look like a space rocket taking off when water is applied to the dry ice!