31. Cocktail of the Week: Spaghetti Westerns

Do you know what a Spaghetti Western is? It is an a Western film made by a European, most of the culprits behind Spaghetti Westerns were Italian and they always were forcibly American. They tried so hard but did not really understand the concept of being “American” as in, they weren’t American and that lifestyle is something specifically for those who are a part of this country.

I will give them kudos for trying, so this next recipe is dedicated to the Europeans who tried to be American cowboys. Our drink is called “The Spaghetti Western.”

How to make “Spaghetti Western”
you will need…
– Sambuca
– Grapefruit
– gin
Take a martini shaker and fill it with ice, afterwards add 1 oz of Sambuca and 1 oz of gin, in this instance we used New Amsterdam because it is not too expensive but the flavor is absolute heaven (without paying the Hendricks price).
Then take half of a grapefruit and juice it into the martini glass. Do not add the pulp into this drink.
After shaking all ingredients in the mixer, serve into the martini glass.
Your drink should look like this; another name for this drink would be called the “Cherry Bomb” because it tastes just like cherry! Sambuca is an acquired taste and only can be used specific ways. I think this drink pays a great homage to those who have tried to be american but have not quite reached it. Maybe try smoking a Marlboro Sky? That I am sure would help.


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