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Freshman Daiquiri

For his riff on the classic Daiquiri, Manhattan bartender Theo Lieberman adds in a few additional tiki elements. “I love the clove aspects of velvet falernum,” he says, “as well as the richness of orgeat.” But sensing something was still missing from his finished drink, he decided to shake it “bermuda-style” where an orange wedge is added to the mixing tin. “It adds a nice, slightly bitter note and a little orange flavor.”


4 oz. white rum
1 1/2 oz. lime
3/4 oz. orgeat
3/4 oz. velvet falernum
2 fresh orange wedges
Ice cubes
Tools: shaker, strainer
Glass: coupes (2)
Garnish: lime wheels

Combine all ingredients and shake with ice. Strain into two chilled glasses and garnish.


Theo Lieberman, Lantern’s Keep, New York City




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