The Roman Holiday
Italian Jungle Bird
An Italian amaro made with saffron, anise, clove, gentian, orange peel and violet; 32% ABV.
An Italian bitter aperitif made infusing herbs and fruits in alcohol and water. ABV ranges from 10% to 29% based on country.
A tropical fruit, used in many tropical cocktails for its sweet flavor and yellow color. You can either juice a real pineapple, buy pineapple canned in juice (not syrup) or buy pineapple juice in a container.
The second most common juice used in cocktails. This citrus juice is about 6% acid; 4% from citric and 2% from malic, with small amounts of succinic acid (this is what gives it a little bloody taste). Lime juice should be used the day it is squeezed, some like it freshly squeezed and others like it a few hours old.
A brewed drink prepared from the grinds of roasted coffee plant seeds. Coffee is a fruit!
This syrup swaps in golden-hued demerara or turbinado sugar as opposed to processed/bleached white sugar. This gives a deeper, almost caramel-like flavor with a funky molasses nose popular in tropical drinks. We always use 1:1 syrup unless otherwise noted in the recipe itself.
A tree bark spice, commonly used as a grated garnish in cocktails, an ingredient in the cocktail, or floating as a whole piece as a garnish.
Shake all ingredients with ice. Strain over crushed ice into a rocks glass. Garnish with a cinnamon stick. #shake #ontherocks
From Nandini Khaund, of Cindy’s, Chicago.