Edinburgh Cocktail Week may well be over but don't despair. Discover some new, lovely libations at Fazenda on George Street, who have a new drinks menu, which launched at the start of the month.
Make your own Sicilian Lady cocktail at home
My drinking was curtailed at the beginning of the month, due to strong antibiotics for a dental implant, which prohibited me from indulging but I made up for it at Edinburgh Cocktail Week last week.
Fazenda's team have been hard at work, and have produced a menu with an incredible selection of 25 new cocktails. From classics with a twist, to new concoctions with South American touches, there's bound to be something you’ll love.
In the spirit of research, I tried a couple of their cocktails and particularly loved their Sicilian Lady. Inspired by White Lady, the 1920s British classic, Fazenda's Italian twist on this cocktail is an alcoholic delight, especially if you love a citrus flavour.
Try out the new cocktail menu at Fazenda in Edinburgh
You can even try to make this at home, providing you have a simple cocktail shaker and a strainer.
Author: Fazenda restaurants
Recipe type: Drinks
- 45ml Prìncipe De Los Apóstoles gin
- 15ml Giffard Crème de Pêche
- 15ml Monin Pistachio
- 25ml lemon juice
- 1 egg white (optional)
- Add all of the ingredients and some cubed ice to a cocktail shaker. Make sure it is securely closed.
- Shake for roughly 10 seconds to mix the ingredients thoroughly.
- Pour it through a strainer into a glass (ideally a coupe glass!) to ensure it is smooth.
- Garnish with a physalis flower.
The main tasting note of this cocktail is a refreshing citrus blast, with a subtle flavour of pistachio adding depth. The underlying notes of peach and botanicals elevate the cocktail and introduce some fruity flavours that complement the centre-stage citrus with ease.
Garnished with the South American physalis flower (be careful how you say this one!), a taste of Fazenda’s roots finishes off this scintillating drink.
Don’t be put off that this uses a raw egg white – as I learnt in my cocktail masterclass at the Voodoo Rooms, egg whites are a common ingredient in cocktail making. Egg whites also produce a beautiful pale layer that floats on top of the drink.
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