A few weeks ago, Todd Smith and Luis Sivira won trips to Nicaragua as part of Flor de Cana's cocktail contest in San Francisco. Sweet. Here are the recipes for the drinks that won.
by Todd Smith, Beretta Restaurant
1.5oz. Flor de Caña 18 year rum
1oz. fresh lemon
.75oz. Averna Amaro
.5oz. egg white (optional)
Garnish: "Coffee dirt" (ground Nicaraguan coffee beans & dark cane sugar)
Method: Combine ingredients in mixing tin, shake hard. Serve in well
chilled cocktail glass top with "coffee dirt." If no egg white is used rim
1/2 of glass with "coffee dirt"
by Luis Sivira, Metro Lafayette
2oz. Flor De Caña 18 yrs. rum
1/2 oz. Sugar cane syrup
1oz. White cranberry juice
1 oz. Fresh Orange juice
2 Orange wedges.
Shake all ingredients (including orange wedges) with ice and serve up in