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.

β€œIt 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

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  • Serves 1 people
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