As served at SushiSamba in the Shoppes at the Palazzo, $12

Getting a little tired of ye olde holiday cocktails? Endless eggnog, drunken ciders, melted butter with a dash of rum or something orange that someone swore “tastes exactly like pumpkin pie!” Us, too. It’s time for a flight. No, not a wine or spirits sampler flight, but the kind that puts you on a plane bound for somewhere warmer than wherever you are right … now. Snowbirds unite in favor of fruity tropical cocktails in winter! Let’s start with Brazil.

Eu não falam Português. But you needn’t speak Portuguese to know that beijo means “kiss” to enjoy one of the most popular of SushiSamba’s signature cocktails. The edible orchid garnish also makes a great accessory for your hair. Just you try that with a soggy cinnamon stick.

  • 1½ ounces Cruzan rum
  • 4 whole, fresh raspberries
  • ½ ounce St-Germain elderflower liqueur
  • ½ ounce Domaine de Canton ginger liqueur
  • ½ ounce sour mix
  • 1 ounce Spanish Cava
  • 1 edible orchid garnish

In a mixing glass, muddle the raspberries, then add the spirit, liqueurs and sour, top with ice, shake and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Top off with the Cava and garnish with an edible orchid.



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