First Sign of Spring
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First Sign of Spring
Mixologist Orson Salicetti of Apothéke – New York, NY
Adapted by
March 2009
Yield: 1 Cocktail

Infused Simple Syrup (makes 1 pint):
2 cups water
1 cup sugar
1 stick cinnamon
1 teaspoon whole cloves
2 dried chipotle peppers

Agave Lime Syrup (makes 1 pint):
1 cup lime juice
1 cup agave nectar

To Assemble and Serve:
2 ounces cachaça
1/4 ounce amaro
1/4 ounce Jacopo Poli Miele honey liqueur
1 splash agave lime syrup
1 splash fresh lemon juice
1 sprig fresh marjoram

For the Infused Simple Syrup:
Combine water, sugar, cinnamon, cloves, and peppers. Bring to a boil and chill.

For the Agave Lime Syrup:
Combine lime juice and agave nectar.

To Assemble and Serve:
In a shaker, combine cachaça, amaro, honey liqueur, ¼ ounce infused simple syrup, and ice. Strain into a rocks glass filled with ice. Top with lemon juice and lime syrup. Garnish with marjoram.