Monday, November 23, 2015

bahia sling

1 1/2 oz Avua Cachaça
3/4 oz Passion Fruit Syrup
1/2 oz Tempus Fugit Crème de Cacao
1 oz Lime Juice

Shake with ice and strain into a Collins glass. Fill with crushed ice and garnish with a mint sprig, edible orchid, and grated coffee bean.
Last Monday, Andrea and I ventured over to Woburn to dine at Sichuan Garden II in the Baldwin Bar. There, bartenders Vannaluck Hongthong and Raul Zelaya were manning the stick, and for a first drink, Andrea asked Van for the Bahia Sling. Van described how this was bartender Ran Duan's tropical creation that he named after one of the states in Brazil. Once built, the Sling shared either a mint, coffee, or floral aroma depending on where the drinker's nose was focused. Next, lime on the sip led into funky, grassy, and passion fruit flavors on the swallow with growing chocolate notes on the finish.

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