Diamond in the Rough Recipe

Bisongrass Vodka, Fresh Carrot Juice, Fresh Lemon Juice, Iris Liqueur, Simple Syrup, Absinthe, Thyme
Diamond in the Rough
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An Andrew Meltzer original cocktail from 15 Romolo's 2015 cocktail menu, as well as his entry to the 2016 Diageo World Class Competition.

Ingredients

1.5 oz Bisongrass or Citroen vodka
0.75 oz fresh carrot juice
0.25 oz lemon juice
0.25 oz Iris liqueur (or St. Germain or other light, floral liqueur)
1 barspoon simple syrup
1 dash absinthe
1 small sprig of thyme

Preparation: How to make a Diamond in the Rough

  1. Combine all ingredients in a mixing tin with ice.
  2. Either throw or very gently shake the cocktail, just until cold, and fine strain into a chilled Irish Coffee or cordial glass (about 6 oz in size).
  3. Garnish with another sprig of thyme or a small edible flower.
Diamond in the Rough