Madagascar Nights

Madagascar Nights

2 oz Revel Blanco
¾ oz Blood Orange Juice
½ oz Lemon Juice
½ oz Vanilla-infused Demerara syrup*
4 drops Clove Tincture**
**Shake all ingredients, then fine strain over a large rock in a double old fashioned glass.
Garnish: 
Dehydrated blood orange piece

* Vanilla-infused Demerara Syrup:
1 cup Demerara or Turbinado sugar
1 cup water
3 vanilla pods, scraped out

Bring the Sugar and water to a boil until sugar dissolves. Turn stove to the lowest heat, slice the vanilla pods length-ways then scrape the beans into the syrup. Drop in the scraped out pods and let sit for 20 mins. Turn off heat, let syrup sit for an additional 30 mins, then refrigerate.

**Clove Tincture
45g Cloves
100ml Vodka or neutral grain spirit

Toast cloves over a medium heat until fragrant. Remove from heat and let cool. Combine with neutral grain spirit in vacuum sealed bag and cook en sous vide at 165° for 1 hour. Chill in an ice bath then strain through a fine sieve. Transfer to a small bottle with dropper to serve. (In the absence of a sous vide machine, cloves can be left to infuse with neutral grain spirit in a sealed bottle for one week).

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