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Monday, June 11, 2012

Disaronno Names Its Next Mixing Star!

Photo: Courtesy Disaronno
A big congrats to Julio Cabrera of Sra. Martinez in Miami who just won the title of Disaronno’s next Mixing Star. His Pearfecta Vita cocktail beat out those from competitors coast to coast, scoring Cabrera the Mixing Star title and a trip to Mumbai, India to be in a Bollywood film. Want to mix like a star at home? Here’s Cabrera’s recipe:

Pearfecta Vita
1 oz. Disaronno
1 oz. VSOP Cognac
3/4 oz. pear purée
1/2 oz. fresh lemon juice
1/4 oz. Herbes de Provence-honey syrup (see below)
Ice cubes
Tools: shaker, strainer
Glass: coupe, partially rimmed with Herbes de Provence powder sugar (see below)
Garnish: two fresh pear slices

Combine all ingredients and shake with ice cubes. Strain into the sugar-rimmed glass and garnish.

For the Herbes de Provence-honey syrup: Combine 1/2 cup honey with 1/4 cup hot water and 1 Tbsp. Herbes de Provence

. Stir until honey is dissolved. Let cool to room temperature, strain into a clean glass jar and use within two weeks.

For the Herbes de Provence powdered sugar rim: In a blender, combine 1/4 cup granulated white sugar with 2 Tbsp. Herbes de Provence and pulse until it becomes a fine powder. Sprinkle over the bottom of a plate and rim half of the glass by first moistening it with a slice of fresh citrus and then gently rolling the moistened portion through the sugared plate.

Julio Cabrera, Sra. Martinez, Miami