I was recently invited to host a cocktail & chocolate pairing at the Total Wine in Houston, Texas in celebration of Hispanic Heritage month. I quickly jumped at the chance as I find any opportunity to share my love of cocktails.
The chocolates paired perfectly with the coffee cocktail we made with Licor 43. Licor 43 emits a bright golden glow that reflects its Mediterranean heritage. The diversity of ingredients, perfectly balanced sugars, and alcohol deliver wonderfully layered flavors of vanilla, Mediterranean citrus, and spice.
I was instantly flooded with idea son how to feature Licor 43. I first tried it over ice with a splash of lime juice – and it was delicious. Next, I tried Licor 43 to shake up a bubbly brunch cocktail.
With hints of cinnamon, I knew it would pair nicely with fresh mango juice. Fresh mango juice, Licor 43, a splash of lemon juice, plenty of ice and topped with sparkling water cocktail made for a light, bright a refreshing brunch cocktail.
Mango Brunch Sptrizer
Yield 1 Makes
4 ounces fresh mango juice
1 ounce Licor 43
3 teaspoons fresh lime juice
In a cocktail shaker filled with ice add mango juice, Licor 43 and lime juice. Shake until well chilled. Serve over ice, top with sparkling water.