Saturday, September 29, 2018

witches' daiquiri

1 oz Gold Rum (Diplomatico Reserva Exclusiva)
2/3 oz Strega
1/3 oz Orgeat
1/2 oz Lemon Juice
1/2 oz Orange Juice

Shake with ice, strain into a cocktail glass, and garnish with a cherry (omit).
Two Saturdays ago, I browsed the list of best Strega drinks on Difford's Guide and spotted the Witches' Daiquiri. The recipe was left unattributed which led me to surmise that it might be one of Simon Difford's own creations. With the combination of lemon, orange, and orgeat, it reminded me more of Scorpion Bowl than a Daiquiri, but I was game to give it a whirl. Once mixed, the Witches' Daiquiri gave forth vanilla and anise aromas to the nose. Next, the lemon and orange sip slid into rum, earthy almond, and star anise flavors on the swallow with an orange and vanilla finish.

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