Islas Moradas (Purple Island)

The Islas Moradas Cocktail by Keegan Coates. Rebecca Wellman photo.

“I was inspired by the idea of the island of Madeira floating in the sea. I wanted the richness of the Madeira to float on a refreshing, citrus-forward, more tropical cocktail.”

1 oz Blandy’s 5-year-old Alvada Madeira
1 oz Altos Olmeca Blanco
0.5 oz lime juice
0.5 oz orange juice
0.3 oz turbinado syrup
Pipette Bittered Sling French Quarter
Aromatic bitters
Lime zest for garnish

Shake ingredients on ice. Strain over fresh ice into  a highball glass. Top with Madeira foam*. Garnish with lime zest.

4 oz egg whites
2 oz Blandy’s 5-year-old Alvada Madeira
0.5 oz turbinado syrup

Blitz all ingredients in a blender for 10 seconds. Pour into ISI whipper, add NO2 cartridge and charge.

—by Keegan Coates

Read more about the inspiration behind this cocktail here.

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