Wednesday, September 22, 2010

aku aku

1 oz Milagro Blanco Tequila
1/2 oz Lime Juice
1/2 oz Pineapple
1/2 oz Orgeat
1 barspoon Pastis
1 small pinch Salt

Add about 1 oz ginger beer and 1 oz soda water to a highball glass. Shake rest of ingredients with ice and strain into the glass. Top with ginger beer (~1/2 oz) and garnish with a lime wedge and a straw.
For my second drink at Craigie on Main, the Aku Aku on the cocktail menu caught my eye. While it is not the Trader Vic recipe of the same name, it did have some strong Tiki aspects to it. However, it felt more like it was a Tiki drink crossed with a Mexican one such as a Diablo. When bartender Carrie Cole made me the Aku Aku, the nose was lime with hints of tequila. The sip started with a fruity ginger spice followed by the lime and tequila. Lastly, the pastis appeared on the swallow along with a smokey note. Overall, the Aku Aku was rather refreshing.

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