OH, STARRY NIGHT

July 1, 2015 at 7:28 pm

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RECIPE BY KATIE CRUZ

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 1/2 oz. Van Gogh Double Espresso
  • 3/4 oz. Cynar
  • 1 Bar Spoon Benedictine
  • Edible Gold Sprinkles
  • Lemon Peel

PREPARATION

Combine vodka, Cynar, and Benedictine into stirring vessel and stir. Strain into Nick and Nora’s glass and add edible
gold glitter to cocktail. Garnish with a long lemon peel.

GARNISH

Edible Gold Glitter and a Lemon Peel Folded into a Bow.

GLASSWARE

Nick and Nora Glass

INSPIRATION

Personally, Starry Night has always been my favorite painting. It seems fitting to enjoy an espresso cocktail while admiring the night sky. It is European tradition to taste on espresso with the spritz of a lemon peel, hence the the lemon bow garnish. If I were in the setting of Starry Night, I would imagine myself sipping this espresso and spirit-forward cocktail. I feel the glassware compliments this setting as well as the drink itself, as well as the spirit of drinking an espresso with a twist of a lemon peel.