La bohème

La bohème

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Borsch, Vodka and Tears
Serves
1
Photographer
Bonnie Savage

This drink is named for Puccini’s opera about the bohemian artists and musicians living in the Latin quarter of Paris in the mid-19th century. They lived largely in self-imposed poverty, engaged in permissive sexual lifestyles and consumed copious amounts of booze. In short, they were kindred spirits to those of us who have graced the employee roster at the vodka bar. I have no idea who made this up, but it’s one of the best drinks I’ve ever had.

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
1/2 lime, coarsely chopped, plus 1 slice extra, to serve
30ml see method for ingredients
30ml see method for ingredients

Method

  1. In a shaker, muddle the lime, vodka and Benedictine. Add crushed ice and shake for 10 seconds, then pour into a large glass and garnish with the lime slice. What a glorious metaphor this drink is for a passionate life: intoxicating, sweet, sour, bitter, but above all complex and exhilarating.
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