Sunday, 29 May 2011

A Tale Of Cocktails #18

Disaronno Mimosa


3 oz champagne
1 oz Disaronno amaretto
2 oz orange juice

Taste: 7
Look: 6
Cost: 7
Name: 4
Prep: 8
Alcohol: 3
Overall: 6.2

Preparation: Add amaretto and orange juice to a champagne flute. Stir gently, and add champagne. Add twirl of orange peel.

General Comments: Does anyone know the name of those lollipops that taste and crumble like fossilised sugar? Because that's basically what this tastes of, assuming you'd dipped them in orange juice. It doesn't work quite as well as you'd hope, given that a) those lollipops are pretty much one of the best forms of confectionery ever created by mankind and b) there is very little in this world that can't be improved by a good slug of amaretto.  I wonder if it could do with a dash of sugar syrup, actually - that might solve the main problem, which is that the aftertaste is somewhat better.

Plus, that's a really boring name.  If you're going to just add one new ingredient to a well-known cocktail, you should at least have the decency to try and hide it a little.

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