Orange and Almond Crusta


  • Serves 1 people

  • 3 oranges, mandarins or tangerines, cut into small pieces
  • To garnish: caster sugar
  • 15 ml orgeat or almond syrup
  • 45 ml vodka
  • 1 tsp orange liqueur, such as Cointreau
  • To garnish: long piece of orange peel
01   Run a piece of orange around the rim of a cocktail glass to coat with juice, then drizzle sugar around sides so it sticks to the glass (see note).
02   In a shaker, add orange and almond syrup and muddle.
03   Add vodka and orange liqueur, half-fill with ice, shake for 30 seconds or until shaker goes frosty, then strain into prepared glass.
04   Wind peel to form a spiral, garnish and serve.
Note In comparison to a traditional sugar rim, a crusta involves placing sugar on the outside of the glass, not the rim.
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