Each week, Mike Augustyniak finds a new cocktail from a local mixologist. This week, he learned how to make two of Café Alma’s gorgeous new cocktails from owner Alex Roberts.
Butternut Squash Daiquiri
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- ¾ oz Fresh Lemon Juice
- ¾ oz Butternut Squash Syrup *
- 2 oz Butternut Squash Pre-batch **
- Sage leaves
How To Make Butternut Squash Syrup:
- ¼ lb Butternut squash
- 14 oz Simple Syrup
- ½ tsp of salt
Cut squash in half and sprinkle with salt. Roast squash at 400 degrees until it begins to brown. Take out of oven and let sit for 15-20 minutes; squash should be soft. After this, blend ingredients together in a blender. Strain through a chinois strainer and cheese cloth.
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** To make squash pre-batch:
Combine 3 parts of rum and 3 parts vodka to 2 parts Licor43.
Assemble lemon juice, squash pre-batch, and squash syrup in a shaker tin. Give a long shake over ice (20 seconds or so). Double strain into a lowball glass (or into a mate gourd, if you have one). Garnish with two sage leaves.
- 1 dash Bittercube Bolivar Bitters
- ¼ oz simple syrup
- ½ oz Gamle Ode Holiday Aquavit
- 2 oz Carrot Juice
- 1 oz Orange Juice
- 4 oz Sparkling Wine
Assemble all ingredients in a champagne or wine glass, in order. Garnish with two micro carrots “planted” in the cocktail.MORE NEWS: Minnesota Gophers Beat Maryland 34-16
Cafe Alma joins James Beard Award-winning Restaurant Alma in northeast Minneapolis, serving a chef-inspired menu. The cafe is an all-day, a la carte, walk-in setting with bakery counter, bar and table service. The restaurant features three-course, fixed-price menu for dinner only. A full bar and cocktail menu is available at both locations.