It’s baaaaaaaack. I’ve embedded the video of the segment below.
Jose Andres, another student of Ferran Adria, appeared on Late Night with Conan O’Brien Tuesday evening. Not only do they make a “Heart in the Clouds” drink, a.k.a. The Conando, but I think they may have fallen in love.
I’ve copied down the ingredients for the drink; however, I’m guessing as to if these are the proper portions. I can only recommend playing around with it and finding what you like.
“Heart in the Clouds”, a.k.a. The Conando
- 1/2 cup-1 cup Raspberry Puree (depending on how many drinks your making)
- 2 grams Alginate
- 7 oz Water
- 1 package of Cotton Candy
- 1 cup Cava (Sparkling wine)
- 1 cup Raspberry Vodka
- 1 Tbsp Rose Water
- 1 Tbsp Vanilla Syrup
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/8 cup Dried Raspberries, finely chopped
In a small bowl mix the alginate into the water, stirring well. Let sit to remove air bubbles. Take a teaspoonful of the raspberry puree and gently pour it into the alginate mixture. The raspberry should form into a small ball.
Mix the sugar and dried raspberries onto a plate, making sure the pile is as big as the lip of your martini glass.
To prepare the martini glass, wet the lip in water and dip into the sugar/raspberry mixture. Using a slotted spoon, fish one of the “hearts” out of the alginate, letting the excess liquid drain before placing in the bottom of the glass. Grab a small handful of cotton candy and place directly above the “heart.”
Fill your 20 oz. cocktail mixer halfway with ice. Add the raspberry vodka, rose water, and vanilla syrup. Shake well. Open the mixer and add the Cava. Replace the strainer and pour the finished drink over the cotton candy tableside to impress your friends and loved ones.
Makes 1-2 drinks (maybe?)
Thanks Chef Andres!
You can also watch Jose’s segment on Conan over on the NBC site. Just choose February 12’s full episode and click on Jose’s segment.