RECIPE

Sleeping Lotus

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Hale Pele’s Sierra Kirk wanted to experiment with gin in place of the traditional rum for her piquant take on a Daiquiri. “The combination of the slightly floral, rich almond syrup (orgeat) and the brightness of the gin and lemon juice make for a refreshing and slightly tart frozen treat,” Kirk says. This drier take on the classic cocktail is a perfect happy hour pick-me-up on a hot summer day, especially if you’re not a die-hard rum fanatic. If you don’t have time to whip up your own orgeat, Kirk suggests Small Hand Foods’ formula in lieu of the homemade stuff.

FLAVOR PROFILE
Sweet, Sour
STRENGTH

INGREDIENTS

  • .75 oz Lemon Juice
  • 1 oz Orgeat
  • 2 oz Gin
  • 2 dashes bitters
  • 8 oz crushed ice
  • Edible flower or lemon wheel

INSTRUCTIONS

Step one

Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.

Step two

Pour into a coupe glass, garnish with an edible flower or lemon wheel, and enjoy!

Contributed by Sierra Kirk

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