All the fun of a tivoli, but with an adult twist, is somehow captured in this cocktail, not so surprisingly called the Tivoli. It is an adult allegory of all the fun kids have at a tivoli. The drink is based around American bourbon, but also contains Swedish aquavit and some Italian vermouth and Campari.
The base is a mix of gin and apple brandy.To bring some bitterness and sweetness at the same time both Benedictine liqueur and apricot brandy is added. Finally maple syrup is used rather than simple syrup.
A vibrant cocktail with an amazing color!
Take a sip on this one . . . close your yeux . . . écouter . . . et voilà vous êtes en France. Santé!
We wanted to put a lot of love into this drink so we juiced a fresh pineapple, saving some smaller pieces for decoration. Juicing a pineapple is a bit messy, and a bit time consuming to be honest. But the juice extracted is so good it’s well worth the effort.
This tiki drink is from Smuggler’s Cove in San Francisco. We love how they incorporate aquavit in a tiki cocktail, and the truth is it pairs surprisingly well with the pineapple juice.
The Merciless Virgin, adapted by Smuggler’s Cove, is a tiki drink with Cherry Heering liqueur in it. Still being a very typical tiki drink it also incorporates rum, sugar and spices in a rather tropical blend.
The recipe for the Leap Year we found in Robyn M. Feller’s book “The Complete Bartender”. This book with more than 2 000 recipes in it was published 1990. We found it in a bookstore selling used books in Chicago. Couldn’t resist buying it and start recreating some of these 1990s cocktails.
It’s rhubarb season, and this is the perfect cocktail to make with them!