Greek Mimosa


The art of mixology has exploded in Greece over the last decade, with Athens having been lauded for having at least two of the world’s top 50 bars. As a result, the world of Greek alcoholic beverages, from the grape distillate tsipouro, to ouzo, to regional specialties and fruit-based liqueurs, have all found new life inside a tumbler! Here’s a humble addition to the world of Greek cocktails, a Hellenized version of everyone’s favourite brunch quaff, the mimosa.

Ingredients

  • 1 ounce tsipouro
  • ½ ounce chilled simple cinnamon syrup
  • ½ ounce fresh strained lemon juice
  • Chilled sparkling Greek rosé wine

Instructions

  1. Pour a shot – 1 ounce -- of chilled Greek tsipouro, or grape distillate, into a tumbler.
  2. Add half an ounce of chilled cinnamon flavored simple syrup and and half an ounce of fresh lemon strained juice.
  3. Shake it up. Pour into a champagne flute and add chilled Greek rose sparkling wine.

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