Himalayan Retreat

A nightcap inspired by a drink called Kahwah from the Himalayan region in Asia. Kahwah is a green tea infused with saffron, cinnamon and cardamom, and served with honey, and crushed walnuts and almonds. I started with a classic Manhattan template using Rum, Coffee and Orange liqueurs, and kept adapting till I ended up with my interpretation of Kahwah. An important factor was how to incorporate the nutty flavors with saffron without compromising the fruity and bitter flavors of Rum, Coffee, and Orange. After multiple trials, I ended up using Saffron infused Orgeat for honey, and at the end a dash of Cardomom Bitters rounded up the drink. Hope you like this boozy version of a historic drink from the Himalayas.

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 1.50 oz Jamaican Rum(Smith and Cross)
 0.75 oz Mr Black Coffee Liqueur
 0.50 oz Walnut Liqueur(Don Ciccio & Figli)
 0.25 oz Dry Curacao(Pierre Ferrand)
 1 tsp Saffron infused Almond Orgeat (Barspoon)
 1 dash Cardomom Bitters(Scrappy's)
1

Stir everything with ice and strain (double strain if you might still have Saffron strands in your Orgeat) in a chilled Nick and Nora.

2

Express oil from an orange twist and use another orange twist for garnish.

Ingredients

 1.50 oz Jamaican Rum(Smith and Cross)
 0.75 oz Mr Black Coffee Liqueur
 0.50 oz Walnut Liqueur(Don Ciccio & Figli)
 0.25 oz Dry Curacao(Pierre Ferrand)
 1 tsp Saffron infused Almond Orgeat (Barspoon)
 1 dash Cardomom Bitters(Scrappy's)

Directions

1

Stir everything with ice and strain (double strain if you might still have Saffron strands in your Orgeat) in a chilled Nick and Nora.

2

Express oil from an orange twist and use another orange twist for garnish.

Himalayan Retreat

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