Guavaberry Sippers from nectar of the gods

Outside of St. Martin, Mary’s favorite Guavaberry liqueur isn’t the easiest alcohol to find. We finally managed to locate a bottle at an Upper East Side liquor store, which is seemingly the only place that sells it in New York. To come up with these three concoctions, we got together with S&P friend and bartender at the West Village Negroni-haven Dante, Nick Demirjian. When crafting these cocktails, he was surprised by the herbaceousness of the Guavaberry liqueur and wanted that flavor to stand out: “These three drinks play on the clearly tropical quality of the liqueur. Using recognizable tropical cocktails like the daiquiri and a tiki zombie as inspiration, it was easy to come up with a few combinations that really celebrate the liqueur.” While the guavaberry is the star here, citrus plays an important supporting role from the grapefruit, lemon, and orange juice to the delightfully tart and sweet Morris Kitchen preserved lemon syrup.


Must Be Tea Time

2 ounces guavaberry liqueur

½ ounce brewed black tea

½ ounce freshly squeezed grapefruit juice

⅜ ounce agave syrup

 

In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, combine all the ingredients. Shake well and serve in a rocks glass over fresh ice.

Guavaberry HighBall

2 ounces guavaberry liqueur

¼ ounce Morris Kitchen preserved lemon syrup

¼ ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice 

Ginger beer

 

In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, combine the guavaberry, lemon syrup, and lemon juice. Shake well and pour in a collins glass. Top with ginger beer.

Ten sleepless nights

2 ounces guavaberry liqueur

1 ounce freshly squeezed orange juice

¼ ounce St. Germain

¼ ounce sherry

Seltzer

1 orange slice, for garnish

 

In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, combine the guavaberry, orange juice, St. Germain, and sherry. Shake well and pour in a rocks glass over fresh ice. Top with seltzer and garnish with the orange slice.