Monsoon East's Signature Folly Mansion Cocktail

Monsoon East's Signature Folly Mansion Cocktail
Staff Writer
Monsoon East's Folly Mansion
Geoffrey Smith
Monsoon East's Folly Mansion

Bellevue, Wash.'s Monsoon East is already known for its groundbreaking (and locally sourced) Vietnamese cuisine; now, its adding cocktails to its repertoire. Bar manager Jon Christiansen has taken over the cocktial program at Monsoon East to add summer cocktails that blend in well with the menu. "Traditionally, preserved limes, pomelo, and jackfruit show up in Vietnamese drink recipes," says Christiansen. "I take some liberties, leaning toward other tropical flavors and herbs that are either indigenous to Vietnam or complement the bright flavors of citrus, fish sauce, spicy herbs, and savory sauces."

How does Christiansen add on such flavors to the menu? With housemade tonic and syrups (like pineapple gomme and orgeat), liqueur foams, hickory smoke, and varieties of ice. His Folly Mansion cocktail, now on the restaurant's updated cocktail menu, will be sure to intrigue diners and imbibers.

1
Servings
91
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2  Ounce  Green Chartreuse
  • 3/4  Ounces  Velvet Falernum
  • 1/2  Ounce  Bell Ringer Gin
  • 1  Ounce  lime juice
  • 1 1/2  Ounce  pineapple juice

Directions

Shake and strain; serve over cracked ice with a mint sprig and fresh grated nutmeg.

Served at Monsoon East for $10.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
2g
3%
Sugar
10g
11%
Saturated Fat
1g
4%
Cholesterol
5mg
2%
Carbohydrate, by difference
17g
13%
Protein
3g
7%
Vitamin A, RAE
21µg
3%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
7mg
9%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
13µg
14%
Calcium, Ca
40mg
4%
Choline, total
4mg
1%
Fiber, total dietary
2g
8%
Folate, total
25µg
6%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
23mg
7%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Phosphorus, P
53mg
8%
Selenium, Se
3µg
5%
Sodium, Na
86mg
6%
Water
103g
4%

Cocktail Shopping Tip

Buy your booze in bulk – transfer what you need into smaller bottles to stock your bar – you’ll save money and have enough leftover for your next party.

Cocktail Cooking Tip

Add another layer of flavor to your cocktails by making your own simple syrup – combine equal parts sugar and water with whatever aromatics you like – fresh herbs, whole spices, citrus, or chile peppers – heat to dissolve sugar and strain before using.

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