• Signature Drink: Mia’s Joke

    Small Talk? Big Taste!

     
    POSTED July 30, 2019
     

Need a conversation starter? Try Mia’s Joke from Thompson Hotel’s new restaurant Conversation. We’re pretty sure you’ll get the joke.

INGREDIENTS
—.75 oz. Pasote Blanco
—.75 oz. Bols Genever
—.5 oz. tomato syrup*
—.5 oz. lemon juice
—.5 oz. Amontillado Sherry
—.125 oz. St Germain
—.25 oz. grapefruit juice
—.25 oz. Campari
—1 dash Peychaud’s bitters
—garnish: 3 drops of parsley oil**

DIRECTIONS
Shake all ingredients together with ice and strain into a chilled coupe glass. Garnish with parsley oil and serve.

*Tomato Syrup
Ingredients
—500g chopped Roma tomatoes
—250ml water
—1000g superfine sugar

Directions: Blend tomatoes on high until almost liquid. Combine tomatoes, water, and sugar into a medium saucepan over low heat. Stir together until the sugar has fully dissolved. Strain syrup through a fine chinois. Allow to cool at room temperature and then refrigerate. Will keep for 48 hours.

**Parsley Oil
Ingredients
—1 bunch parsley
—1 pint olive oil

Directions: Spin parsley and olive oil in a blender until hot. Strain through a coffee filter or cheesecloth.

The Santa Maria Sipper is courtesy of Crooked Branch, the lobby bar at the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa. It’s the trifecta of cocktails: easy to make, refreshing to sip and oh-sodelightfully delicious!

INGREDIENTS:
—5 fresh blueberries
—3 fresh raspberries
—5 oz. La Marca Prosecco
—lemon wedge or mint sprig for garnish

DIRECTIONS:
Fill a rocks glass with berries. Top with ice, then top with prosecco. Garnish with a lemon wedge or mint sprig.

 

 

Taylor Nissen, Shore Lodge’s sommelier and beverage program assistant manager, suggests using fresh huckleberries macerated in a little sugar when making the hotel’s famed Huckletini. “This tends to ripen the berries and juice them a bit, perfect for making drinks. When it gets a little warmer, you can find them all around Payette Lake [in McCall, Idaho]. Everyone has their little spots. Ponderosa Park is great for this, too,” says Nissen. shorelodge.com

 

Earlier this year, the 15 locations of Ocean Prime, including one in Beverly Hills, participated in a bourbon blending workshop with Woodford Reserve, the Kentucky distillery. Out of this workshop, Ocean Prime beverage director Andrea Hoover created the Ocean Prime Manhattan.