Return of the Sumac

Return of the Sumac. Chickadee Room photo

Recipe by Chickadee Room bar manager Sabrine Dhaliwal. This new addition to the menu is a rich and savoury cocktail flavoured with sumac, a tangy, citrusy spice popular in Middle Eastern cuisine.

1.5 oz Sumac-infused blanco tequila (see note)

0.75 oz amontillado sherry

0.5 oz Cynar

2 dashes Bittered Sling Lem-Marrakech bitters

Garnish: lemon peel

Combine all ingredients into a mixing glass, add ice and stir for 10 seconds until well chilled. Pour cocktail over ice in a rocks glass. Squeeze the peel to express lemon oils over top cocktail, and discard. Serves 1.

Note: Combine in a litre-sized Mason jar 1 (750 mL) bottle of blanco tequila with 1 Tbsp  sumac. Infuse for 24 hours, shaking periodically. Strain through a coffee filter, bottle and use as needed.

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