Samarian Sunset

Ask for a Samarian Sunset in Ten Forward, and you’ll get a mysterious alien cocktail that changes color when the glass is tapped. Mixology legend Natasha David reworked the recipe with Terran ingredients, and the effect is nearly as lovely.

David’s recipe calls for Campari for the bitter citrus apéritif, but Aperol is fine as well, if a bit sweeter.

Technique is important here, to keep the bright-red apéritif in the bottom of the glass, instead of mingling with the other colors of the drink. Start with the Campari or Aperol, top it with a big cube of ice, and slowly pour the other shaken ingredients over the ice so they float on top.

Ingredients

Instructions

Pour the bitter citrus apéritif into a short glass, and top with ice (preferably one large cube). Shake the remaining ingredients and strain over the ice cube. Garnish with an orange wheel.

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Really Good App

We downloaded the app after seeing it as one of the top posts on /r/cocktails, and we've been playing around with it and adding our ingredients to the list. While it's not an all inclusive list of ingredients (missing some creme de ), it's a solid overall app and tosses out some truly spectacular recipes based on what you have in your liquor cabinet. Minor quibbles for an otherwise fantastic application!
US JCorduroy, iTunes App Store