CAVIAR GEMS Cocktails

by Brian Van Flandern

caviar gems works in myriad ways. It can be the star of the show or a strong supporting character. If you need inspiration or want to recreate a Michelin experience at home, here are some recipes to try with caviar gems. Stop by our shop to get started!


caviar gems dehydrated caviar is ideal for cocktails.  


It is shelf stable. Spoilage is not an option for cocktails. 


caviar gems has concentrated flavor. Just like grapes on a vine drying in the warm sun, less water means the flavor is even more pronounced.


caviar gems can be infused with other flavors. By adding different alcohols, syrups or juices to caviar gems and letting them absorb those liquids, you can infuse different flavors that can’t be absorbed by traditional caviar. 

CHAMPAGNE WISHES AND CAVIAR DREAMS (SPARKLING STURGEON)

½ oz of caviar gems dehydrated caviar

4 ½ oz. Chilled Dom Perignon

½ oz. Chilled Beluga Gold Line vodka (or Pechuga Mezcal)


Rimmed Garnish: caviar gems infused in Del Maguey Pechuga Mezcal, Agave Nectar, and Finely Ground Black Lava Salt.


Glassware: Baccarat Mille Nuit Flutissimo Champagne Flute


Method of Preparation: Lightly dip the flute rim into agave nectar, wipe away excess, dip the rim into infused caviar gems then lightly dip into black lava salt, add chilled Vodka to flute, then slowly pour Champagne tableside in one pour, serve.


Pre-Preparation: Infuse one jar of caviar gems in four ounces of mezcal for two hours or until plump, refrigerate, Use as needed.

LE DAUPHIN (CHAMPAGNE, CAVIAR, COGNAC & TRUFFLES)

½ oz of caviar gems dehydrated caviar

1 oz. KRUG Champagne

2 oz. Frapin XO Fontpinot infused with White Truffle

¾ oz. Pierre Ferrand Pineau des Charentes

¼ oz. Benedictine


Rimmed Garnish:caviar gems infused in Pineau des Charentes, White Truffle Honey


Garnish: One Extra-Large Ice Diamond 


Glassware: Baccarat Massena Coup


Method of Preparation: Lightly dip the flute rim into honey, wipe away excess, dip the rim into infused caviar gems then black lava salt, add chilled vodka then slowly pour champagne tableside in one pour, serve.


Pre-Preparation: Infused one jar of caviar gems in four ounces of Pineau des Charentes for two hours or until plump, refrigerate, use as needed.

CAVIAR AND GEMS (CROWNING JEWELS)

½ oz of caviar gems dehydrated caviar

2 oz. Del Maguey Tobola Mezcal

1 oz. Lustau Dry Palo Cortado Sherry

1 oz. Carpano Antica Formula Sweet Vermouth

2 Dashes of Cardamon Bitters


Rimmed Garnish:caviar gems Reconstituted in 4 oz. Carpano Antica Formula Sweet Vermouth, Agave Nectar


Glassware: Baccarat Beluga Double-Wide Old-Fashioned Tumbler


Ice: 2 Cranberry and Campari Diamond Cubes (1:1); 2 Green Crème de Menthe and Water Diamond Cubes (1:1); 2 Water Diamond Cubes [Should look like Diamonds, Rubies and Emeralds]


1.5” Diamond Ice Cube Molds:


Method of Preparation: Place all ingredients into a mixing glass with large ice and stir thoroughly, add diamond ice to tumbler, pour ingredients over ice diamonds, garnish and serve. 

GEMS GIN MARTINI (or SAPPHIRE GEMS  MARTINI)

Rinse glass in dry Vermouth
2 oz. Bombay Sapphire Gin Stirred
1 tsp caviar gems infused in Gin

Glassware: Martini Glass
Garnish: Lemon Twist