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DharMag April 2018 Pangu drink recipe: the first Italian cocktail made with figs and almond infused grappa

Pangu cocktail, cocktail with grappa almond mint figs, light aperitif The Pangu cocktail is a hymn to a great Italian product: grappa. But drinking smooth grappa is a titanic task. But we want a new, light and sumptuous aperitif and so we are going to flavor grappa with almonds and dried figs.

The process is very simple: buy the figs, slice them and throw them inside a bottle of oaked grappa. For 1 liter of grappa 7-8 figs are sufficient. Add 50 grams of almonds, 2 mint leaves, seal the bottle and let it rest for 3 days in a dark and cool place.

Remember to shake it every night before going to bed.

After 3 days, taste and if you like it, filter the grappa and put it in a clean bottle.

Figs under spirit are delicious when eaten with Greek yogurt, just saying. But let’s go to our Pangu cocktail.

Ingredients and doses for making Pangu cocktail

  • 4 cl of grappa flavored with figs, almonds and mint
  • 1.5 cl of fresh lemon juice
  • 2 cl of sugar syrup
  • grenadine or creme de cassis to give a touch of color

How to prepare Pangu cocktail

Squeeze the lemon into an old-fashioned glass, add the syrup, the flavored grappa and stir.

Fill with crushed ice, stir and then pour over 2 or 3 tablespoons of creme de cassis.

Other great cocktails to try as an aperitif
Negroni, Mojito, Moscow Mule, Tonic Gin, Dark and Stormy, Daiquiri, Aqua Vitae, Martini Gin Gin Mule Cocktail, Hansel Cocktail, Spritz, Hugo.

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