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Orange and Almond Crusta


You'll need

3 oranges, mandarins or tangerines, cut into small pieces To garnish: caster sugar 15 ml orgeat or almond syrup 45 ml vodka 1 tsp orange liqueur, such as Cointreau To garnish: long piece of orange peel

Method

  • 01
  • Run a piece of orange around the rim of a cocktail glass to coat with juice, then drizzle sugar around sides so it sticks to the glass (see note).
  • 02
  • In a shaker, add orange and almond syrup and muddle.
  • 03
  • Add vodka and orange liqueur, half-fill with ice, shake for 30 seconds or until shaker goes frosty, then strain into prepared glass.
  • 04
  • Wind peel to form a spiral, garnish and serve.
Note In comparison to a traditional sugar rim, a crusta involves placing sugar on the outside of the glass, not the rim.

“It would be great if we could get tangerines in summer, but oranges work just as well. Citrus and almonds are such compatible flavours – the sweetness of the citrus with almond playing a sort of calming uncle with broad shoulders to lean on. I love drinking this one on hot, sunny afternoons – think of it as a more genteel Margarita. Drink it without straws and get your face into it. It goes well with a side of cider, too.” - Jason Crawley

At A Glance

  • Serves 1 people
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