Flor de Maria Cocktail
My Gran Centenario Rosangel Drink's Name and Recipe (for those who asked...)
Last night, our own "Chick Behind the Stick" Christine D'Abrosca hosted a wonderful tequila event with Gran Centenario Rosangel at Malo, in Silverlake. There were four featured female mixologists taking turns at the bar: myself, Kim Hassarud, Kylee Van Dillen and Tina Brandelli for an hour at a time. Our friend, Marleigh Riggins was supposed to be on, as well, but due to an injury, she couldn't make it. (We missed you, Marleigh!)
Meanwhile, the five finalists in the cocktail competition made their concoctions for guests and judges to vote on: Matty Eggleston won the judges vote. ( One of our judges even came in drag to support the "females in the industry" angle - guess who that might have been...?)
The Peoples' Choice award went to Silamith Weir, brand manager for Martin Miller's gin. Her tequila cocktail was an exotic pineapple, basil, condensed milk mixture. Definitely a decadent way to enjoy the last sip of the evening.
Way to go everyone!
Finally, although I was honored to be part of this event, I got my recipe in just under the deadline, and hadn't yet decided on a name. So for those who were asking for both the name of my drink and the recipe, here is for my featured cocktail, which I served from 7-8 pm.
Flor de Maria
Natalie Bovis-Nelsen, The Liquid Muse
1/4 ounce Luxardo maraschino liqueur
1/2 ounce homemade hibiscus cabernet syrup (hibiscus tea syrup with a cabernet reduction)
3/4 ounce lemon juice
1 1/2 ounces Gran Centenario Rosangel Tequila
Spritz orange flower water
lemon zest for garnish
1 - 2" piece orange zest
Muddle orange zest in the bottom of a cocktail glass. Add maraschino liqueur, syrup, lemon juice and tequila. Shake, with ice. Strain into a cocktail glass. Spritz with orange flower water. Garnish with a sliver of lemon zest.
*Thanks to Caroline On Crack for this photo of me shaking it up!