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Bootleg's idea is to play with the idea of a slick product, hence the ginger to give that throat-scratching sensation. Lapsang tea syrup is a tea from the Fujian area Lapsang tea is smoked with pine and then lightly toasted which gives it really lots of smoke.
Add smoke to the cocktail as if I were faking the drink giving it an aged profile. Lemon juice to add acidity and balance like syrup. Tangerine juice for color, volume, and freshness.I decided to serve it in a teacup because I discovered a bar in New York at the time of prohibition that has since become legal and has always served all its cocktails in teacups and they still do.
It even makes some sense because during Prohibition, despite the rivers of alcohol being served, there wasn't exactly a cocktail glass industry.
I chose an Asian teacup to link with the Lapsang tea and I remembered that MoonshineLimited was started being made in Hong Kong, it was almost mandatory to bring an Asian element to the presentation.
Cast iron cup, keeps drinks very cold without the need to bring ice.