Fat-washing, a technique developed by Sam Mason and Eben Freeman at New York's Tailor, has since proliferated on cocktail menus across the country. Lee experimented with the trend while at PDT, and revisits it here: Rum is infused with popcorn, then fat-washed with clarified butter. When mixed with Coca-Cola, the combination results in the classic flavors of a movie theater.
Cinema HighballRecipe adapted from Don Lee, New York City
Yield: 1 cocktail
Cook Time: 10 minutes, plus 1 day resting time