Exotic Cocktails

I set 3 clear goals for myself this summer.

  1. Learn how to make sushi
  2. Read at least 10 books
  3. Learn how to make cocktails

On the whole I have been fairly successful with these goals. I have made delicious spicy shrimp tempura maki and some damn good (if I may say so myself) passionfruit drinks. There is still much I have to learn, but with the informal cocktail education I am seeking, I let myself learn drink by drink. These recipes are featured in Terje Ommunsen’s cookbook “Thaimani”. Cocktails-4

Kumquat Caipirinha Recipe (Serves 1):

  • 1/5 lime (I used 1/3)
  • 4 kumquats
  • 1 ts sugar
  • crushed ice
  • 2 cl passoa
  • 2 cl brown tequila
  • grape soda (I used grape juice)

Cut the kumquats in 2 and crush them with lime and sugar in a mortar. Fill the glass with crushed ice and add the passoa and tequila. Fill with grape soda.

Passion Punch:

  • 2 cl vodka
  • 2 cl passoa
  • 6 cl passionfruit juice (I used store bought nectar and squeezed 1.5 passionfruit per drink)
  • icecubes

Pour the vodka, passoa, and passionfruit juice in a shaker. Add ice and shake. Strain into cold cocktail glasses.

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