Winter cocktails made with AGWA give a colorful twist and kick which perfect for this season and BourbonBlog.com is sharing a few below. AGWA de Bolivia is the world’s first authentic coca leaf spirit.
Since late 2009 it has been steadily gaining a steady increase in popularity, achieving cult status in major cities across the US.
It starts in Bolivia, where three times a year traditional Bolivian farmers harvest their coca leaf crop and bring them to market.
The finest coca leaves are handpicked and flown over 8500 miles to a state of the art distillery in Amsterdam, where they are macerated and de-cocainized and made into a coca leaf liqueur.
Natural coca leaf distillate is blended with 36 herbs including Guarana and Yerba Mate to truly capture the Incan spirit of Bolivia.
0.7oz AGWA de Bolivia, Champagne
Celebrate the arrival of 2012 with a champagne toast that has an exciting AGWA twist! Pour AGWA into a champagne flute. Fill to the top with cold champagne and stir gently. The green color of AGWA makes this cocktail more festive and offers a nice version of this classic holiday drink.
The Green Angel
8 Basil leaves, 12.5 ml Pallini Limoncello, 37.5 ml Martin Millers Gin, 25 ml Agwa, 25 ml pure apple juice, vanilla sugar.
In a chilled Boston glass place 7 Basil leaves, fill with crushed ice, drizzle the limoncello and stir. Strain off limoncello, add 3 other liquids and stir to taste. Rim the martini glass with a lime wedge and sprinkle vanilla sugar on outside only. Strain Boston contents into glass and serve.
½ fresh lime
1 tsp raspberry jam
1 tsp vanilla sugar
1 dash cardomon bitters
1 tsp chocolate syrup
Muddle lime, sugar, jam, and syrup. Add AGWA and bitters and stir. Top with crushed ice in Collins glass. Garnish with lime zest.
Ginger Tree Cocktail
2 oz Agwa, 4 oz Ginger beer, 2-3 fresh limes wedges (squeezed)
Mix ingredients in a chilled glass, and top with crushed ice
(As an alternative you can use ginger ale use 2oz ginger ale & 2oz ginger beer)