Miruvor

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Cocktail History

The Miruvor is a floral cocktail that was created by Cassandra Reeder and was first published in her book The Geeky Bartender Drinks: Real-Life Recipes for Fantasy Cocktails. The author describes it as a boozy take on the reviving cordial made by the Elves of Rivendell in J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings series. Apart from its ability to renew the strength of those who consume it, little is known about the drink from the books, but it is said to have been modeled after the nectar of the Valar, which was made from Yavanna’s flowers and honey. This cocktail version takes inspiration from these qualities by pairing floral liqueur and honey syrup with botanical gin and herbal white tea.

Cocktail Ingredients

To make this cocktail, you’ll need the following ingredients:

White Tea: This is a delicate type of tea made with the minimally processed leaves of the Camellia sinensis plant. We used Twining’s 100% Pure White Tea because it has a light, natural flavor.

London Dry Gin: This is a type of gin made with juniper berries, botanicals, and alcohol that has been infused with flavor through redistillation without artificial ingredients or colors. We used Broker’s Premium London Dry Gin because it’s versatile and high proof. For a mocktail version of this drink, try MONDAY Zero Alcohol Gin in place of the gin.

Elderflower Liqueur: This is a liqueur made with elderflowers, citrus, herbs, sugar, and alcohol. We used Edinburgh Gin Distillery Elderflower Gin Liqueur because it’s high quality and has a fresh, floral aroma and flavor. For a mocktail version of this drink, try Monin Premium Elderflower Syrup in place of the elderflower liqueur.

Honey Syrup: This is a sweetener made with honey and water. We made ours at home using Alex’s simple recipe.

Orange Blossom Water: This is a flavored water made by steeping orange blossoms in water. We used Cortas Premium Orange Blossom Water because it’s high quality.

Bartending Tools

To make this cocktail, you’ll need the following bar tools:

Jigger: This is used to measure and pour ingredients. We used the Japanese jigger from the A Bar Above 14-Piece Silver Bar Set.

Saucepan: This is used to warm the ingredients. We used the Cuisinart 3-Quart Stainless Steel Saucepan with Cover.

Measuring Cup: This is used to transfer hot water to the glass. We used the OXO Good Grips 2-Cup Angled Measuring Cup.

Bar Spoon: This is used to stir ingredients. We used the Barfly Stainless Steel Teardrop Bar Spoon.

Tasting Notes

The Miruvor features aromas of floral honey and the pleasant taste of hot botanical-softened gin throughout, which then fades into a soothing aftertaste of honey and elderflower.

Our Opinion of This Cocktail Recipe: While we don’t typically go for warm alcoholic drinks unless the weather is chilly, this one is delightful. We could see the Miruvor revitalizing man, dwarves, and elves alike during a hard trek across Middle-earth… or at least after a hard day at the office.

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Alex’s Take: ⭐⭐⭐
“This hot tea cocktail is straight out of the Elven realms with its bouquet of floral flavors and a lot of sweetness to boot. The combination of white tea, gin, and elderflower is objectively pretty tasty, and honey is a natural choice to add to the mix, but I felt that the one full teaspoon of orange flower water suggested by the book was a bit much. I also thought it could benefit from a touch of something sour to balance the sweetness, though I can see the addition of a tart element changing this from a mystical Elven creation to something more reminiscent of a standard toddy. As is, I can picture a vial of a life-enhancing Elven elixir tasting exactly this delicious and sweet, and I do give the recipe credit for delivering that image.”

Kendall’s Take: ⭐⭐⭐
“I’m a big fan of The Lord of the Rings, so I was excited to come across this recipe. We don’t often try cocktails with a tea base, so I wasn’t really sure what to expect, but I ended up thinking it was quite tasty for a hot boozy beverage. You can tell gin is the base spirit, but because we used Broker’s Gin and because the other ingredients are so herbal, there’s very little taste of juniper. If you’re into floral, aromatic drinks and are curious what Miruvor might taste like, give this a try.”

Recipe

This cocktail recipe was adapted from The Geeky Bartender Drinks: Real-Life Recipes for Fantasy Cocktails by Cassandra Reeder.

The Geeky Bartender Drinks: Real-Life Recipes for Fantasy Cocktails (Geeky Chef)
The Geeky Bartender Drinks: Real-Life Recipes for Fantasy Cocktails (Geeky Chef)
Hardcover Book; Reeder, Cassandra (Author); English (Publication Language); 160 Pages – 05/05/2020 (Publication Date) – Race Point Publishing (Publisher)
$16.99 Amazon Prime

AuthorThe Geeky Bartender Drinks

Yields1 ServingPrep Time10 mins

Ingredients
 3 oz White Tea
 1 ½ oz London Dry Gin
 1 ½ oz Elderflower Liqueur
 ½ tsp Orange Flower Water

Method
1

Place a white tea bag in a mug.

2

Bring a small pot of water to a rolling boil.

3

Pour 3 oz boiling water into mug over tea bag.

4

Steep for 3-5 minutes.

5

Remove tea bag.

6

Add gin, elderflower liqueur, honey syrup, and orange flower water.

7

Stir for 5-10 seconds.

Ingredients

Ingredients
 3 oz White Tea
 1 ½ oz London Dry Gin
 1 ½ oz Elderflower Liqueur
 ½ tsp Orange Flower Water

Directions

Method
1

Place a white tea bag in a mug.

2

Bring a small pot of water to a rolling boil.

3

Pour 3 oz boiling water into mug over tea bag.

4

Steep for 3-5 minutes.

5

Remove tea bag.

6

Add gin, elderflower liqueur, honey syrup, and orange flower water.

7

Stir for 5-10 seconds.

Miruvor

Make It a Mocktail: Use MONDAY Zero Alcohol Gin in place of the gin and Monin Premium Elderflower Syrup in place of the elderflower liqueur to try a booze-free version of this drink.

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