Thursday, July 23, 2009

shamsi's refreshment

1 1/2 oz Cachaça (Fazenda Mae de Ouro)
2 1/2 oz Watermelon Juice
3/4 oz Izze's Blackberry Soda
Sour Cherry Syrup Ice Cubes

Build in a cocktail glass.
For our second cocktail at Green Goddess, we had a cachaça-based one called Shamsi's Refreshment. The drink was very watermelon and berry flavored with cachaça notes coming through. The sour cherry ice cubes actual sank and were meant to look like a blood red heart at the bottom as they melted (a lot of the symbolism of the dishes and drinks were related of the situation in Iran). The sour cherry once melted and mixed in the glass served to decrease the sweetness in the drink. This drink was paired with the third dish of koukouye (a Persian frittata), Havashu Naan, and pickled turnips and the fourth dish of Sufi stuffed vegetables.

The last cocktail was called Harem's Secret which was equal parts of Martin Miller's gin and a rose petal-pomegranate syrup with Fee Brother's Orange Bitters on top and an orange slice garnish. The Harem's Secret was paired with a golden beet ravioli dish and a Sultan's Nest, a tasty pistachio gelato dessert.

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