101 Best New Cocktails, 2012: Arabesque by Amalia Santi, Rama Bar, Sestri Levante, Italy.

by Gaz Regan · Monday, July 23rd, 2012 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2012

Arabesque
Adapted from a recipe by Amalia Santi, Rama Bar, Sestri Levante, Italy.

90 ml (3 oz) Grey Goose vodka

45 ml (1.5 oz) Matusalem Gran Reserva rum

45 ml (1.5 oz) Monin strawberry puree

30 ml (1 oz) Monin orgeat syrup

90 ml (3 oz) orange juice

3 dashes Tuaca

1 vanilla pod, as garnish

1 strawberry, as garnish

Shake over ice and strain into a highball glass over fresh ice. Add the garnishes.

gaz sez: Arabesque is a style of drink that I seldom order, but oh, my, my, when I sampled this baby I was reminded that fruit Daiquiris can be splendid, indeed. The Tuaca in this drink is added in a minute quantity, but it does a great job of bringing the other ingredients together in harmony. Nice one, Amalia.

 

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