Friday, March 19, 2010

Drink of the Week: Diablo

Here's a drink to use some of the ingredients that are lurking in the back of your liquor cabinet: Dubonnet and orgeat syrup. Orgeat is a traditional ingredient in tiki drinks, but if a mai tai isn't in your future, this is a nice option.

The combination of the Dubonnet with the almonds in the orgeat made for a not-too-sweet spiced cherry pie effect.

Gin-haters, you won't notice the gin in this drink, so don't swap it for vodka. We used Gordon's, but a smoother gin like Plymouth would be more subtle. Traditionally, a cherry is dropped in for garnish, but my cherries were not to be found.

Combine in an iced cocktail shaker:
  • 1 1/2 ounces Dubonnet
  • 3/4 ounce gin
  • 1/4 ounce orgeat
Stir until very cold. Strain into an iced cocktail glass. Garnish with a cherry.

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