Tuesday, March 3, 2015

waltz of the flowers

3/4 oz Rhum JM Blanc
1/2 oz St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur
1/2 oz Aperol
1/4 oz Lime Juice
2 drop Orange Blossom Water
1 dash Peychaud's Bitters

Shake with ice and strain into a champagne flute. Top with Cristalino Brut Cava and garnish with an orange twist.
Two Tuesdays ago, I stopped into Craigie on Main for a cocktail. For a drink, I asked bartender Rob Ficks for the Waltz of the Flowers. Rob explained that his creation was a tribute to Tchaikovsky's piece that appears in the Nutcracker. Once mixed, the Waltz of the Flowers offered an orange and mousy sparkling wine aroma. A crisp grape sip shared fruity orange-lime flavors from the Aperol, lime, and elderflower liqueur. Finally, the swallow proffered a mix of grassy and funky rhum agricole flavors along with floral and wine notes.

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