Persepolis

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Ingredients

Barware

Flavour Profile

Gentle
Boozy
Sweet
Sour

Nutrition

There are approximately 135 calories in one serving of Persepolis.
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Garnish:

Turkish delight slice

How to make:

SHAKE All ingredients with ice and fine strain into chilled glass.

1 1/3 fl oz Bacardi Carta Blanca light rum
1/3 fl oz Liquore Strega
1/3 fl oz Rose sugar syrup
5/12 fl oz Lime juice (freshly squeezed)
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Review:

With its strong rose flavour, the Persepolis is somewhat reminiscent of a Turkish Delight so is very appropriately garnished.

History:

Adapted from a recipe created in 2018 by Sergio Leanza at Funkidory, Peckham, London, England. Sergio describes his drink as being "a Middle Eastern version of a Daiquiri, dedicated to Marjan Satrapi (novelist/illustrator)." Sergio's original recipe calls for 40ml Puerto Rican style rum, 10ml Strega, 15ml rose syrup and 15ml lime juice. He uses a homemade 1:1 rose syrup: 5g rose petals, 500ml water and 500gr caster sugar.

Incidentally, Pārsapura was the capital of the Achaemenid Empire (ca. 550–330 BCE), situated 60 km northeast of the modern-day Iranian city of Shiraz.

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