The inspiration here was simply perusing the depths of my liquor collection looking for interesting things that I thought might complement each other (and that might provide some soothing care for my wife's influenza - she came up with the name).
To act as the canvas for these flavours I wanted some strength and some aromatics so went for Navy Strength Plymouth.
The result is a rich, spiced and aromatic sipping cocktail that packs a bit of a punch. Orange, anise, juniper amongst many others.
50ml Navy Strength Plymouth gin
10ml Picon Biere aperitif
10ml Dolin Dry vermouth
10ml LÃ¸itens Aquavit LikÃ¸r
Barspoon star anise infused Wray & Nephew overproof rum
Stir together well to get some dilution going, strain and spray an orange zest over.