The Frank Gehry Cocktail Recipe

If you are one among the dinner party throwers, then you must consider the Frank Gehry Cocktail, which is a wonderful drink full of flavour and interesting ingredients. Although it is one among the most extensive cocktails in the world but you will love it as it is delicious and nice in colour. This recipe makes just two cocktails but you can increase the amount of all of its ingredients according to the situation. The original recipe of Frank Gehry Cocktail contains tonic water, simple water, unflavoured gelatine, vodka, fresh limejuice, sugar, absinthe, blue food colouring and lime peel. The Frank Gehry Cocktail is best served in an old-fashioned glass.

Preparation Time: approximately 1 hour 30 minutes

Serving Size: 02


(1 ounce) water
(4 ounces) tonic water
(1/4 ounce) package unflavoured gelatine
(3 ounces) vodka – Wyborova Single Estate is a better option
(1 teaspoon) limejuice
(1 pound) sugar
(2 ounces) absinthe
(1 or 2 drops) blue food colouring
Lime peel


  • 1

    Take a non-metallic bowl and pour 1 ounce of water and 4 ounces of tonic water into it. Combine both ingredients until mix thoroughly.

  • 2

    Now add 1/4 ounce of unflavoured gelatine into the non-metallic bowl and stir vigorously for approximately 2 minutes until the ingredients mix well. Now microwave your mixture on high temperature for about 30 seconds.

  • 3

    Remove the mixture from microwave, add 3 ounces of vodka and 1 teaspoon of fresh limejuice into it and stir it vigorously for almost 2 to 3 minutes until the gelatine globules dissolve completely.

  • 4

    Now, gradually pour this mixture into two of the 4-ounce whiskey glasses and place them in refrigerator for at least an hour.

  • 5

    Meanwhile, take a long piece of twine and place it horizontally across a large baking sheet. Now cover it completely with a Silpat silicon-baking mat. Set it aside at room temperature.

  • 6

    Now, take a heavy-bottomed pot with the absinthe or a Versinthe and place 1 pound of sugar and one or two drops of blue food colouring in it.

  • 7

    Put this sugar mixture on the heat and stir it gently over a low flame until the sugar melts thoroughly.

  • 8

    Remove you sugar mixture from the heat it gets any hotter and burns. Now, gradually pour it onto the Silpat. Make sure that your mixture spreads out into a broad, shallow pool.

  • 9

    Set it aside at room temperature for one or two minutes until cool.

  • 10

    Gradually elevate the middle of the Silpat 2 or 3 inches with the help of the string and hold it in such a position that the sugar sets.  Do not elevate until the mixture is hard and form a thin curved green sheet.

  • 11

    Now, tap the thin green sheet lightly at the base of the curve; so that it should blight into a cluster of zigzag or curved panels.

  • 12

    Gently remove the gelatine shots from your refrigerator and submerge them halfway in pre-warm water for few minutes until soft.

  • 13

    Now, jar the gelatine shots into the middle of an inverted saucer of clear glass.

  • 14

    Grab a channel knife and cut two 8 to 10 inch strips of fresh lime peel.

  • 15

    Gently surround the gelatine shots with artistically arranged panels of sugar and pin the strips of fresh lime peel with a toothpick or a silver cocktail pick

  • 16

    Now, draw the peel around the drink, holding it together very tightly and serve immediately.

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