Elderflower, artichoke, lime and almond – it’s an odd combination, to say the least. So we were pleasantly surprised to find that it makes for a completely charming sour, a sweet floral sit followed by just a hint of bitter complexity from the amaro.
Its creator, bartender Jeremy Oertel at Brooklyn’s Donna, recommends a Jamaican rum (specifically, Smith & Cross), due to its more funky, flavorful undertones. We’ve tried it with several aged rums, and quite frankly we’ve never had a bad one yet.
- ¾ part Aged rum
- ¾ part Artichoke amaro
- ½ part Elderflower liqueur
- ¾ part Lime juice
- ½ part Orgeat
Shake with ice and strain into a short glass filled with crushed ice. Top with more crushed ice if needed. Garnish with a sprig of mint.
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- Artichoke Hold from PUNCH magazine