Happy Hour Tuesday!
This week we have an unusual drink for you, another shade of orange that will caress your palate with its delicate flavor: the Loquacious Cocktail.
As the name suggests, the Loquacious Cocktail is made with loquats, orange pear shaped fruits, relatively small, that ripe towards late winter or early spring. Loquats are originally from China, but they were exported, among other countries, to Japan, where they found their perfect environment to grow. That is why they are also knows as Japanese medlars.
Loquats are very interesting fruits, you could confuse them for apricots, to which they have nothing else in common but the color! In fact to eat loquats you have to peel off their skin and be careful not to bit too deep into their succulent and smooth flesh because loquats have 5 big seeds inside!
These sweet, peachy and citrusy fruits can be muddled to make a delicious drink which we know of thanks to David Alan, the Tipsy Texan who listed the Loquacious Cocktail in the book The American Cocktail (and also thanks to lisa is cooking at lisaiscooking.blogspot.com!).
If you want to surprise your friends with a unique cocktail that tastes like a tropical fruit medley, the Loquacious Cocktail is what you need!
About 6 seeded loquats
2 oz Vodka
1 oz Rometti Limoncello
1/2 oz Simple syrup
Peel the loquats and muddle them in a cocktail shaker with some simple syrup. Add ice, vodka, Rometti Limoncello and lime juice to the shaker. Shake well and double strain into a chilled glass.
Image from lisaiscooking.blogspot.com