April cover story: A Lanique love affair

Edwina's Affair Lanique Dishoom. Photography by Tom Elms

The April print edition of Bar magazine is now out. Here is the story behind the striking image on the cover from photographer Tom Elms.

At Cocktails in the City in London in March, Bombay café group Dishoom partnered Lanique, a liqueur made with attar of rose.

They created Edwina’s Affair, a julep-like drink inspired by a real-life love story between the English Edwina Mountbatten and Nehru, India’s first prime minister.

Dishoom’s daru-walla, or “drinks man”, Carl Brown describes it as “a hush-hush love triangle of gin, rose and cardamom in a secret garden of fresh mint, strewn with candied rose petals. It’s light, refreshing and captivating.”

Distributed in the UK by Love Drinks, Lanique uses attar of rose which is created by steam-distilling thousands of rose petals which gives Lanique its unique taste, flavour and vibrant colour.

For more recipes and contact details, visit www.lovedrinks.com.

Edwina’s Affair
25ml Lanique
25ml Hayman’s Gin
25ml Guava juice
15ml Homemade rose and cardamom syrup
Juice of half a lime
Muddle the fresh mint and coriander and add remaining ingredients and shake with ice. Double-strain over crushed ice. Garnish with fresh mint and rose petals.

Bar April 2016 cover Lanique by Tom Elms

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