Behind the Stick with Adele Stratton of Noble Experiment
Adele Stratton, lead bartender of Noble Experiment, is creating some amazing cocktails and continues to impress us with her new additions to the menu such as this tropical, bubbly libation called West Indies which was inspired by her trip to Martinique. We hung out with Adele and talked about her journey as a bartender and how to make her West Indies cocktail.
Cracks of salt 1 oz Clement White Rhum Agricole .75 oz fresh lime juice .75 oz house Falernum .50 oz coconut milk .25 oz alovera liqueur Topped with 1.50 oz champagne Garnished with pineapple fronds and grated nutmeg
What's the story behind the West Indies Cocktail?
After going to Martinique a few months ago I was really inspired to conceptualize a modern interpretation of a french 75 using influences from Martinique culture,a French Caribbean 75.
Describe the taste.
The taste is dry, tropical and bubbly. I wanted to showcase the Grassy Agricole Rhum but do it in a way that would be approachable to all pallets.
What's the key component of this drink?
The key component of this drink is the Rhum. The best cocktails are the ones that showcase the spirit rather than covering it up.
Watch as Adele shares the recipe to her West Indies libation.
What reactions do you get from customers when they try this cocktail for the first time?
The drink has been really well received by our clientele. We’re fortunate enough to get some really adventurous drinkers at Noble and a lot of them come in expecting to taste something unexpected.