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Introducing the paper-flavoured cocktail

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Love the smell of old books? Freshly printed newspaper? A wedge of notes straight from the cash machine? There's a new cocktail for you.

French bartender Remy Savage is wowing gin lovers with his award-winning paper-flavoured cocktail.

Savage, who works at the Little Red Door cocktail bar in Paris, let his imagination run riot on a visit to a money printing factory-turned-gin distillery in Hampshire, and began pondering what cash might actually taste like.

He got to work on creating his concoction with gin, saline solution and a homemade 'paper syrup' that he put together using ingredients including freshly cut grass, peaty whiskey and vanilla pods.

Remy Savage, inventor of the 'paper-flavoured' cocktail

"When you go and visit the place, it has that old paper smell," he told ABC News of his visit to the distillery. "So I was really relieved because I didn’t come prepared, and I had the idea to make a drink obviously highlighting the gin, but also tasting like paper.”

“The real challenge was trying to find something that could taste and smell like paper – without using any paper, because that’s obviously going to be disgusting,” he added.

Savage's drink, named The Paper Anniversary, beat the cocktail inventions of 14 top bartenders from around the world to win Bombay Sapphire's most imaginative drink contest.

Mmm, papery

How to pulp it yourself at home

Ingredients

For the cocktail:

  • 45ml Bombay Sapphire
  • 15ml homemade paper syrup
  • 1 dash salt solution (saltwater)

For the paper syrup:

  • 550g caster sugar
  • 500ml water
  • 2 vanilla pods
  • 60ml Martini Bianco
  • 30ml of a smokey, peaty whiskey
  • 3g dried gentiane root
  • 15g clean fresh cut grass

Cooking Directions

To make the paper syrup: Gently heat the sugar, water and vanilla until the sugar dissolves. Let the mixture cool, then add the remaining ingredients. Leave it to infuse for 24 hours, then filter. Stir all ingredients and serve.

Recipe and images: Bombay Sapphire

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