The Iceberg

the iceberg

The Pairing

The Adventure of the Incognita Countess, by Cynthia Ward

The Reasoning

A common occurrence during The Adventure of the Incognita Countess was for Lucy and the alluring Countess Karstein to meet up for champagne cocktails. Here I present a Titanic-themed champagne cocktail, featuring its very own floating iceberg.

The Cocktail

You will need:

  • Channeling/Paring knife
  • Jam jar or Bottle
  • 1 lemon
  • Rosemary
  • Vodka
  • Dry champagne
  • Lemon sorbet

We’ll need to start by making our own rosemary/lemon infused vodka. Each cocktail requires 1 oz of vodka, so determine how many you intend to make and measure your vodka accordingly into a jam jar. Add a few sprigs of rosemary and slices of lemon, shake well and leave to infuse overnight or for up to 4 days. Make sure after 4 days to remove the lemon/rosemary as it can become bitter.

When your vodka is ready, measure 1 oz into the bottom of a glass. Top the glass up with champagne, leaving enough room at the rim to add a large scoop of lemon sorbet. Use a spoon to gently drop the sorbet into the center of the glass so that it floats in the middle, and add a sprig of rosemary and a lemon twist for garnish if desired.

Enjoy, and don’t let the Countess bite. Or do, if that’s what you’re into. 😉

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