WINNER – GARDEN & GUN’S 2017 MADE IN THE SOUTH: DRINK
A lost Tiki syrup, Fassionola is considered the original component syrup for a classic Hurricane cocktail – made famous on New Orleans’ Bourbon St! A blend of Louisiana strawberries, fresh cut pineapple and mango, passion fruit, hibiscus and lime – the syrup makes an amazing Hurricane with fresh lime juice and rum.
Recipe adapted from Natalie Migliarini, a mixologist, cocktail stylist, photographer, and recipe developer based out of Seattle, WA. This special cocktail can be found on her blog Beautiful Booze.
This vodka-based libation contains Natalie’s favorite winter fruit: pomegranate. “Pomegranates are generally tart on the palate, though when mixed properly into a cocktail, they have a balanced flavor we all love to discover. Although at first sight pomegranates can seem intimidating, they’re in fact very approachable for mixing into your experimental cocktail concoction. The best process of juicing the pomegranate is to squeeze it like a lemon, though you could also get the seeds out by cracking open the fruit, then placing it in a small amount of water and gently releasing the seeds from the shell. Or you could take the easy route and purchase the pomegranate juice from the grocery store.”
• 1.5 ounces of vodka
• ½ lemon, juiced
• 1 ounce of pomegranate juice
• 1 teaspoon of agave nectar
• 1 dash of rose water or Grenadine, like Eli Mason (specially priced and on sale now to purchase from our website)
• ½ to 1 cup of ice
• TAO Pomegranate or raspberry balsamic and rose petals for garnish
Instructions for one cocktail:
To a shaker add vodka, lemon juice, pomegranate juice, agave nectar, rose water, and ice. Shake mixture. Strain into a coupe.
Garnish with a rose petal and a drizzle of pomegranate or raspberry balsamic.