This cocktail from Rex at the Royal in Philadelphia is bright and vegetal with a balanced, herbal sweetness.
Awash in a dazzling hue of sunlit amber, the Por Dio is a cocktail that encapsulates the essence of vibrant festivities and warm, inviting flavors. Named aptly for its vibrant color and its effect – a surprised exclamation, ‘Por Dio!’ – this drink leaves a lasting impression with its exquisite blend of ingredients and bright orange vibrancy.
A generous measure of Blanco Tequila is at the heart of the Por Dio, lending a robust foundation of smooth agave that resonates throughout every sip. Its clear, distinct taste creates a stark canvas for the other ingredients to shine, making the Blanco Tequila indispensable in this concoction.
Next in line is the enchanting Galliano. Its unique medley of anise and vanilla introduces an irresistible, sweet allure to the mix. This liqueur is an integral part of the Por Dio, enhancing the cocktail with its delicate sweetness and rich, herbal tones.
Freshly squeezed carrot juice adds an intriguing twist to this radiant concoction. Its natural sweetness and earthy flavor bring a wholesome depth to the cocktail, beautifully complementing the other elements. The juice also contributes significantly to the drink’s signature bright orange color.
Turmeric is the key that unlocks the Por Dio’s true visual splendor. This golden spice adds a slight pungency and earthiness, subtly balancing the sweetness while providing the vivid, sun-like color that gives this cocktail its visual appeal.
Finally, a splash of lime serves as the perfect finishing touch. Its zest introduces a layer of refreshing tanginess, perfectly rounding off the sweetness of the Galliano and the earthiness of the turmeric and carrot.
The Por Dio is served up, ideally in a coupe or martini glass with a curl of carrot for garnish. It’s a vivacious and vibrant cocktail that truly lives up to its name, surprising and delighting the senses with every sip. Ideal for sun-drenched afternoons, special celebrations, or simply for the joy of embracing a unique cocktail experience.
- Blanco Tequila
- Carrot puree
- Add the ingredients to a shaker with ice
- Strain into a coupe glass
- Garnish with a carrot slice