You might recall, I made a Pistachio Syrup to recreate the Mustachi-ode from Booker & Dax.
While the Mustachi-ode is a fantastic drink, I’ve been experimenting with other uses for the syrup.
The first easiest targets are mostly simple substitutions for Orgeat.
Here are a couple interesting, and so far unnamed, things to try with Pistachio Syrup:
2 oz Tequila Ocho Blanc
Heavy Barspoon Pistachio Syrup
2 dash Miracle Mile Chocolate Chile Bitters
Stir and strain into a small cocktail glass. Grate fresh Cinnamon on top.
Obvious riff on the Japanese Cocktail, really like how this highlights the interesting vegetal characteristics of the Ocho.
1 1/2 oz Barbancourt 8 Rum
1/2 oz Neissen Blanc Rhum Agricole
1 oz Lime Juice
1/2 oz Pistachio Syrup
1/2 oz Orange Curacao
Shake and strain over cracked ice in a 10 oz glass. Garnish with Mint Sprig and Lime Wheel Cherry Boat.
Fairly literal Mai Tai variation, for me the nut character of the Pistachio syrup really pops in this.
Of course, if you don’t feel like making Pistachio Syrup yourself, you can always stop by Heaven’s Dog!