Drink of the Week – Cider Cup

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We’re loving La Pentola‘s new spring cocktail menu featuring Head Bartender Martin Corriveau’s tasty Cider Cup.¬†Fruity and aromatic, with the crisp, refreshing acidity of apples and citrus, the Cider Cup is the perfect cocktail for spring.

Recipe:

2 oz Riesling-based vermouth, or bianco vermouth

3 swaths of lemon peel

1 teaspoon of Demerara sugar, or raw sugar

Top with 2 oz Sea Cider Rumrunner BC cider

Muddle gently the peels with the sugar for about 10 seconds, to extract the oils contained within. Add the Riesling-based vernouth and stir with ice until the sugar is dissolved. Pour into a chilled cocktail glass, and top up with 2 oz of cider. Garnish with a slice of cucumber and enjoy!