We named this one after the classic Dire Straits Romeo and Juliet because like the star-crossed lovers in Shakespeare’s tragedy the ingredients of both this drink and this gin don’t easily unite. Essentially a gin sour but with an extra layer of flavour and texture from the unusual addition of olive oil, which is also one of the ingredients used in the distillation of Local Heroes No.3 gin.
Romeo and Juliet is one of the most loved of Marks songs, it featured on the 1980 album Making Movies and reached number 8 in the UK chart when it was released as a single in 1981.
35mls Local Heroes No.3 Gin
20mls egg white
5mls extra virgin olive oil
10mls Olorosso Sherry
Five drops of olive oil on top of drink and mint sprig garnish
Serve in a cocktail glass.