woensdag 29 maart 2023

Spring Break

I have worked with Caraïbos juices before, but I was slightly intrigued when I saw this bottle of “Sex on the beach”-juice in my local liqueur store. This mixed juice is made with a puree of pineapple, cranberry, melon, peach, sugar and some acidity for balance. It’s a juice especially created to mix up easy “Sex on the beach” cocktails, by just adding 40 ml vodka to 120 ml of this juice. But that’s cutting it a bit short in my opinion.

FYI: The “Sex on the beach” cocktail is registered at the International Bartenders Association as an alcoholic cocktail containing 40 ml vodka, 20 ml peach schnapps, 40 ml fresh orange juice and 40 ml cranberry juice. 

I decided to make my variation on this classic and stay true to the story behind this drink. The original drink was invented in San Francisco in 1980 and was a real party drink during spring break. Since then several versions of the recipe have been around. 

My variation is based on Jenever and balanced to be served in a coppa- or wineglass with lots of ice. The strong fruity flavours might give you the impression that it’s a sweet drink, but after a second sip, you’ll realise that this isn’t the case. 

About the image: My wife loves to sketch and draw things, so I asked her to draw my drink.

Spring Break

50 ml Fryns Premium Jenever
40 ml Caraïbos “Sex on the beach” (mixed juice)
30 ml Fresh lemon juice
10 ml Simple syrup

Add all ingredients to a shaker with ice. Give it a good shake for 15 seconds and strain over fresh ice in a coppa glass or a large wine glass. Garnish with blood orange. 

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