2 oz Lunazul Blanco Tequila 1/2 oz Strawberry Purée 1/2 oz Lemon Juice 1/2 oz Simple Syrup 1/4 oz Ramazzotti
Shake with ice and double strain into a cocktail glass. Top with rosé champagne (~1 oz) and garnish with an edible flower.
For my second drink at Lani Kai, I left the Happy Hour menu and began perusing the full one. While my first choice, the Hotel California, could not be made since they were in the midst of making another batch apricot-infused Old Tom Gin, I eagerly asked bartender April Wachtel for La Rosa. The drink began with a tequila, berry, and sparkling wine aroma. Next, the sip was crisp and contained a lemon and vague berry flavor. In the first part of the swallow, the strawberry and Ramazzotti stood out, and this was followed by the tequila merged with the rosé sparkling wine at the end.
The euphemisms are getting a bit stale, suffice to say: four people in Boston -- two of whom are much more prolific writers than the other two (including the originator of this blog, who has no excuse apart from laziness) -- who drink and tell. (Note: If you are looking for virgin cocktails, check out the companion MocktailVirgin blog!)