Tuesday, September 1, 2020

sleeping lotus

2 oz Dry Gin (Damrak)
1 oz Orgeat
3/4 oz Lemon Juice
2 dash Orange Bitters (Angostura Orange)
10 leaf Mint

Shake with ice, strain into a Collins glass, and fill with crushed ice. Garnish with a mint sprig and an edible orchid (pea blossoms).
Two Tuesdays ago, I returned to Chloe Frechette's Easy Tiki and spied the Sleeping Lotus created by Sierra Kirk of Hale Pele in Portland, Oregon. The page offered up a great description of, "The Sleeping Lotus drinks like the Army & Navy Cocktail on leave in the Bahamas," although less romantic would be calling it an Army & Navy taken to the South Side. Once prepared, the Sleeping Lotus met the nose with a mint, nutty, and pine bouquet. Next, a creamy lemon sip dozed off into gin, earthy and nutty orgeat, and vibrant mint flavors on the swallow.

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