101 Best New Cocktails: Dolce & Verde by Charalabos “Babis” Spiridakis, Cocktail Bar Passo Doble, Mykonos, Greece
Dolce & Verde
“The bar that I work for seven years now it’s in a hot island of Greece called Mykonos. That’s why I wanted a refreshing cocktail that is served in a glass full of ice but so tasty that in a hot day, somebody can drink it before the ice melts.
“Thank you Gary for the incredible work you are doing. I have learned a lot from your books and from the excellent bartenders that expose their work through you. Keep it going.” Babis Spridakis.
50 ml (1.65 oz) Stolichnaya vodka
40 ml (1.33 oz) homemade green apple puree
35 ml (1.17 oz) fresh lemon juice
20 ml (.66 oz) maraschino liqueur
25 ml (.83 oz) Monin cucumber syrup
Soda water, to fill
1 cucumber slice, as garnish
1 mint sprig, as garnish
Shake over ice and strain into a highball glass filled with ice. Top with soda water and add the garnishes.
gaz sez: This is so not my style of drink. And this is so fabulous I wish that I lived on Mykonos so I could drink it all summer long. Well done, Babis. This is a brilliant creation.
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