Cocktail Z is very experimental, starting from the kaleidoscopic taste of the tequila and the absurd flavor of carrot to celebrate a strange, but successful, wedding.
The cocktail Z is quite light, slender, complex and very fragrant, perfect as an aperitif.
Its peculiarity is the aromatic charge given by basil, lemongrass, and cucumber. If we then add orange juice the circle closes almost naturally.
A variant we are working on is with bergamot juice, very intense, almost tannic and astringent, perhaps more abrupt as an interpretation, but it is not bad at all, thanks to its amazing scents.
A final note about the crust: chopped carrot, basil, salt, and lemon. Nothing exotic, but adds a nice aromatic touch.
Cocktail Z ingredients and doses
- 4 cl of tequila
- 1 cl of mandarinetto
- 2 cl of sugar syrup
- 5-6 basil leaves
- 3 cl of carrot juice
- 4 cl of orange juice or bergamot
- 2 slices of cucumber
- lemon peel
How to make the Z cocktail
First the crust of the cocktail.
Wash basil and lemon. Then put 5-6 cm of lemon peel, 5 basil leaves on a cutting board and cut them into small pieces.
Add 2 tablespoons of salt and mix well.
Wet the rim of the cup with lemon then place it on the cutting board and adhere to the magic powder.
Shake the glass to remove any excess salt.
Centrifuge two carrots or buy the juice.
Squeeze 2 oranges and strain the juice.
Put the juices, basil, cucumber, and lemongrass in the shaker and crush with a light touch pestle.
Add the tequila, the tangerine, the sugar syrup, 5 ice cubes and shake for 15 seconds.
Pour into the glass filtering with a fine strainer, then serve the Z cocktail.