Seda de Naranja
Seda de Naranja is Spanish for “orange silk” – a fitting name for this smooth, elegant sparkling citrus cocktail. Invented by the inimitable Phil Ward at Death & Co, it is surprisingly simple and easy to make.
Leave the Pierre Ferrand on the shelf for this one; the Seda de Naranja requires a rich, sweet curaçao with a jammy quality, like Grand Marnier. That sweetness is kept in check with a dry sparkling wine (Ward calls for Champagne specifically).
- ¾ part Aged tequila
- ¾ part Orange curaçao
- 1 dash Orange bitters
- 3 parts Sparkling white wine
Stir all ingredients (except the sparkling wine) with ice. Strain into a chilled cocktail or coupe glass or flute, and top with the sparkling wine.
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- Death & Co: Modern Classic Cocktails by David Kaplan and Nick Fauchald