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COCKTAIL LIST 2013

The featured ones

Story by Finest Roots December 8th, 2014

MEDITeRRANEAN GLORY FIZZ

THODORIS PIRILLOS, ‘A FOR ATHENS’, MONASTIRAKI - ATHENS

A taste inspired from the absolute mediterranean beauty of Sophia Loren, enjoyed with the Acropolis in the background and named after its World Class glory*.

• 1/2 oz (15ml) Roots Mastiha • 1 2/3 oz (50ml) Ciroc vodka • 1/2 oz (15ml) pomegranate syrup • 2/3 oz (20ml) fresh lemon juice • 3 dashes rosewater • 1/2 oz (15ml) egg white

dry shake, add 1/5 oz (7ml) Punt e Mes and top up with soda, in a goblet glass.

* Thodoris was the winner of Diageo World Class Greece 2013 and a Global finalist, with the Mediterranean Glory Fizz and other recipes

Mediterranean Glory Fizz
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trip to Valencia

EDOARDO NONO, ‘RITA’, NAVIGLI - MILAN

A fresh sea breeze around Milan’s Navigli canal district. Artisanal tastes meet the world capital of fashion and design.

• 2 1/3 oz (70 ml) Roots Mastiha • 1 1/3 oz (40 ml) rose’s lime juice • 1/2 oz (15 ml) fresh lime juice

Stir and strain and use an old fashioned glass. top with Valencia bitter orange foam and garnish with a twist of orange.

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rootS 66

GEORGE ANTONOGLOU, ‘PERE UBU’, GLYFADA - ATHENS

A punk guitar player barman, Roots Rakomelo and spicy ginger beer. Get Your Kicks on Roots 66!

• 1 2/3 oz (50ml) Roots Rakomelo • 4 lime wedges • 2 dashes angostura bitters • 1/3 oz (10ml) orgeat syrup • top up with Pimento Ginger Beer

Muddle & build in a tall cool jar. add crushed ice and garnish with pink grapefruit.

Roots 66

ace tentura

GIANNIS PETROS PETRIS, ‘PERE UBU’, GLYFADA - ATHENS

Office hours on the beach and an Ace Tentura by a notorious bar figure after work. ‘Me gusta la canela’* on the Athens sea front.

• 1 oz (30ml) Roots Tentura • 1 oz (30ml) dark rum • 2/3 oz (20ml) lime juice • 1 oz (30ml) passion fruit puree caramel syrup

Build & swizzle in an iron mug and add crushed ice. Garnish with passion fruit slice and a cherry.

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honey, i’M hoMe!

KOSTANTINOS PAPAKOSTANTINOU, ‘THEORY BAR & MORE’, HALANDRI - ATHENS

A handcrafted custom made glass for a one-of-a kind honey and lavender nectar. Enjoy it with your honey.

• 2 oz (60ml) Roots Rakomelo infused with lavender sticks and orange zest • 1 oz (30ml) pink grapefruit juice • 2/3 oz (20ml) lemon juice • 1 egg white • 2 dashes chocolate bitters

Dry shake, optionally with a spring inside the shaker for better foam. the glass used here is a handcrafted ‘patent’ of the bar, alternatively use a tiki glass. Garnish with bitter chocolate pieces, cinnamon sticks and lavender.

Honey I'm home
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coSa Di faMiglia

UMBERTO CONSIGLIO, ‘LACERBA’, PORTA ROMANA - MILAN

Family matters in Italy, as much as great cocktail ingredients for a perfectionist. Roots Tentura is part of this closed ‘famiglia’ now.

• 2/3 oz (20ml) Roots Tentura • 2/3 oz (20ml) cachaça • 1 1/3 oz (40ml) apple Juice • 1/3 oz (10ml) fresh lime Juice • 1/3 oz (10ml) Honey Syrup (1:1)


Use a classic martini glass and garnish with a sprig of mint.

Cosa di Famiglia

Sweet leMon Soul

ANESTIS ZAMANOPOULOS, ‘7 JOKERS’, SYNTAGMA - ATHENS

Danger always has a sweet side. An adventurous safari of tastes in an originally cool, illustrative and playful place.

• 2 oz (60ml) Roots Herb Spirit • 2/3 oz (20ml) kitro (citrus) of naxos liqueur • 2/3 oz (20ml) fresh lime juice • 4 basil leaves • 2/3 oz (20ml) honey syrup (2 honey : 1 water) • 2 teaspoons of powdered sugar

Serve in a jar or old fashioned glass. Garnish with basil leaves and slices of orange and citrus.

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MerMaiD frauD

ALEXANDROS GKIKOPOULOS, ‘APSENDI MYSTERY BOX PROJECT’, HALANDRI - ATHENS

A mighty Julep with the mighty Roots Herb Spirit. Vigorous bartender Alexandros claims he was just thinking of a mermaid on the making.

• 1 5/6 oz (55ml) Roots Herb Spirit • 2/3 oz (20ml) lemon&lime sherbet • 1/2 oz (15ml) fresh lemon juice • 1 dash angostura bitters • 3 cucumber slices • 8 mint leaves • top up with Soda

In a Julep tin and (optionally) an iron straw, garnish with a cinnamon stick and two cucumber slices.

Mermaid Fraud
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el capitano

PANAGIOTIS THEOFANIS, ‘A FOR ATHENS’, MONASTIRAKI - ATHENS

Like every captain with his crew, El Capitano is strong and tender. Tequila with orange flavors and Roots Tentura.

• 1 oz (30ml) roots tentura infused with orange • 2 oz (60ml) Tequila Don Julio añejo • 1/3 oz (10ml) triple Sec • 2 dashes angostura bitters


Stir and roll and use a nice coupette glass.

El Capitano

chioS kiSS

TEO SPYROPOULOS, ‘TAILOR MADE’, MONASTIRAKI - ATHENS

The panorama of Ag. Eirinis square is ideal to send sweet kisses to passers-by. Roots Mastiha simply elevates the spot and the moment.

• 2 oz (60 ml) Roots Mastiha • 1 oz (30 ml) Honey - thyme syrup • 1 oz (30 ml) lemon juice • Basil foam

Use a martini Glass and garnish with basil leaves.

Chios Kiss

herb paantSch

Pashalis Kapsalis, ‘Toy‘, Karytsi square, Athens

Hindi ‘panch‘ was sent to England from India by sailors of the British East India Company in the early seventeenth century. Later on Jamaican rum came into use in the modern punch. Today the ‘game‘ is on in the heart of Athens with the original Roots Herb Spirit punch.

• 2 oz (60ml) roots herb Spirit • 2/3 oz (20ml) fresh lemon juice • 1/2 oz (15ml) ginger syrup • 1/2 oz (15ml) cucumber syrup • 1/4 oz (7.5ml) vanilla madagascar syrup

Shake with ice and strain into a highball glass filled with crushed ice, garnish with slice of cucumber, mint and grated nutmeg on top.

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MuDhoney

NIKOLAS SISKOS, ‘CASA’, KIFISIA - ATHENS

As chic and classy as muddling can get. Instead of a squash game after work, squash some lime and get the honey juice.

• 1 1/3 oz (40ml) Roots Rakomelo • 2/3 oz (20ml) dark rum • 1/2 lime • 2/3 oz (20 ml) syrup or 1 teaspoon sugar • 1/2 oz (15ml) lime juice

Muddle the lime with the syrup and the lime juice and top up with fentiman’s ginger ale. Serve in a tall glass, garnished with mint flowers.

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