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Friday, September 19, 2008

Drink of the Week

Our latest Drink of the Week comes from Don Lee of PDT in New York City. This recipe is the grand prize winner of the final Averna Cocktail Competition held last week in Sicily. Don was in good company, competing against Jeff Hollinger of Absinthe Brasserie, Thomas Waugh of Alembic Bar, Debbi Peek of the Drawing Room at Le Passage, and Damon Dyer of Flatiron Lounge. This competition was the culmination of several regional competitions held across the U.S. as well as a recipe submission process, which garnered more than 200 entries. Congrats, Don!

La Cola Nostra
1 oz. Averna
2 oz. Ron Zacapa Centenario 23-year rum
3/4 oz. fresh lime juice
1/2 oz. simple syrup
1/4 oz. St. Elizabeth Allspice Dram
1 1/2 oz. Fantinel prosecco
Tools: shaker, strainer
Glass: collins
Garnish: lime wedge

Shake first five ingredients and strain into a glass with block ice; top with prosecco and garnish.