Drink of the Week - Port-of-Spain
Once again, it has been a busy week at Lucca, but there are a couple fun things to share with you all. The first is the new ‘Pass the Mic’ IPA from Berryessa Brewing. This 7.0% ABV IPA was brewed in honor of MCA a.k.a. Adam Yauch and has an amazing hop character with just the slightest citrus undertone. For those of you who love IPA, this one is a stellar representation. Second, we are really close to rolling out our new summer menu with updated cocktails and wines by the glass. This has been a huge undertaking and hopefully you will like the changes we have made.
This week’s cocktail continues my exploration of Caribbean flavors and offers a little nod to Tiki style drinks as well. The Port-of-Spain is a combination of 10 Cane rum, Myers’s Dark Rum, Velvet Falernum, fresh strawberries, lemon juice, lime juice, orgeat syrup, egg white, and pink Himalayan rock salt. The drink has a slightly creamy texture with bright strawberry and tart citrus notes backed by the rich almond and clove of the orgeat and falernum. Finally, the light dusting of salt rounds out the flavor experience. All together the Port-of-Spain packs all the flavors of a summer trip to the Caribbean.
This Saturday there will be two of us behind the bar to craft our libations for your drinking pleasure. Please stop by to try some and taste our happy hour snacks. I look forward to seeing you!
Thanks for reading and happy drinking!
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