If I had a dollar for every time I bought an odd candy/knick knack/vegetable and thought “What drink can I make out of this?” I’d be wealthy as hell. Friday I was at happy hour with my flavor sensei friend, having just purchased these amazingly cool saffron rock candy sticks and some pistachios. I asked her what drink I should make and she suggested making pistachio orgeat because she’s a genius.
1.5 oz safflower infused mezcal
.75 oz pistachio orgeat
.5 oz Meyer lemon juice
.25 oz falernum
I had also bought some safflower which is a joy because it’s WAY less expensive than threads and gives you a bit of saffron flavor and color. And now of course I’m in 💚 with pistachio orgeat (small note: I substituted rose water for orange water).