Peruvian Wedding Cake Cocktail
a cocktail recipe
by Rachel Corbitt
Rachel Corbitt is currently an Anesthesiology resident physician at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. She discovered the home cocktail community on Instagram early on during the COVID pandemic, and jumped in with her own contributions (@theresidentmixologist). When she isn’t in the OR, she’s testing out new recipes and trying to find the best lighting in her apartment for cocktail pictures!
"I can’t deny it much longer–the air up in Minnesota is getting crisper, and people are already whipping out the PSLs and cinnamon brooms, but I’m hanging on to the bright spring drinks while I still can.
Between the white, creamy coconut and the dried rose petals, the appearance of this one reminded me of a wedding. And any time I drink pisco, I’m reminded of the numerous pisco sours I downed during a medical trip to Cusco."
TIME (ACTIVE) | 15 M
TIME (INACTIVE) | 1 H
TOTAL | 1 H 15 M
| 4.5 oz
Make the rose-lemon-orange syrup:
Stir ½ cup of water and ½ cup sugar over low to medium heat until dissolved. Add 2 Tbsp rose petals, 1 Tbsp lemon peel, and 1 Tbsp orange peel, and bring to a boil for 1-2 minutes. Let cool for 1 hour and strain out the solids. Store in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.
Make the cocktail:
Add 2 oz pisco, 1/2 oz lime juice, 1/2 oz lemon juice, 3/4 oz rose-lemon-orange syrup, and 3/4 oz unsweetened coconut milk to a shaker with ice. Shake, then strain into glass with fresh pebble ice. Garnish with rose petals and serve with a straw.
Using muslin bag or a tea ball to hold the botanicals during the boiling process will also make it easy to remove solids from the cooled infusion.
Dried rose petals have a full sweet-scented aroma. Simple syrup or other infusions with these rose petals will yield a delicate fruity taste and a heady floral bouquet; an aromatic addition to every thing from baked confections to boozy beverages.
0.2 oz - JAR$3
0.2 oz - REFILL$2
1.2 oz - REFILL$6
Dried lemon peel has the distinct, bright and tangy aroma that is characteristic of fresh lemons. It is commonly used in Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cooking.
TRY ME - SAMPLE$0.75
1.2 oz - JAR$4
1.2 oz - REFILL$3
6 oz - REFILL$9
Dried orange peels have a sharp citrus bite. Made entirely from the peel of the fruit, they tend toward bitterness, and as such these dried pieces aren't meant for ready-made snacking.
TRY ME - SAMPLE$0.75
1.1 oz - JAR$3
1.1 oz - REFILL$2
4 oz - REFILL$7