Saturday, March 10, 2012

The Suburgatory Tipple

Stuck in Suburgatory...I mean Suburbia?  Have no fear, this little tipple will transport you out of that wacky little bubble and into a different state of mind. 

Suburgatory Tipple
1.75 oz. Base Spirit*
.5 oz. Apricot Liqueur (Rothman & Winters)
.75 oz. Spiced Pineapple Syrup**
.75 oz. Fresh lime juice
4 torn mint leaves
coat inside of Coupe glass with oils from a grapefruit peel; discard peel
Shake well with ice
Fine-strain into the chilled Coupe glass
Garnish: dehydrated apricot piece on a sword pick; a fresh mint sprig

* For the base spirit, you have a few options.  I made this for guests using several different spirits & brands that blend well with the other ingredients and bring something to the table in the flavor department.  Favorites were 10 Cane Rum, St.George Botanivore Gin, Oxley Gin, and Charbay Ruby Red Grapefruit Vodka

** Spiced Pineapple Syrup consists of roasted pineapple, sugar, water, black peppercorns, cinnamon, and a touch of jalapeno pepper

Now shake one of these up before you're late to the PTA meeting!  

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