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Naomi Levy’s Guayaba Arabica

Paul | June 1, 2014 in Food,Fun | Comments (0)

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Missed this article in the Globe while I was in Kenya.  Congratulations Naomi!!!

Eastern Standard’s Naomi Levy looked to her family history as well as Bacardi’s to dream up a classic cocktail influenced by the Middle East and Cuba. The result is the Guayaba Arabica.

ounces Bacardi Superior
1 ounce Boiron Guava Puree (a good substitute is Goya Guava Nectar, if you can’t get puree)
¾ ounce coffee-scented simple syrup
¾ ounce lime juice
3 cilantro leaves
1 pinch of salt

Combine all ingredients and shake until properly diluted. Double strain through a tea strainer into a cocktail glass. Garnish with freshly grated espresso bean (can be done to order with bean and microplane or pre-ground daily and put into a shaker for quicker service).

To make coffee-scented simple syrup: Measure equal parts by volume espresso beans and superfine granulated sugar into an air-tight container. Shake to ensure beans and sugar are well mixed. Let sit 24-48 hours. Using a colander, strain the sugar out of the espresso beans. Add equal parts hot water to the sugar and strain through a cheesecloth or coffee filter to remove any bean particles.