Last week we started an infusion of vodka with five pounds of fresh longan from Hilo. Longan = dragon’s eye in Chinese. So when people ask is that a jar of eyeballs, we can say yes, it’s a jar of tasty dragon’s eyes!
Now that the infusion is ready, we sampled it out to our
ever-so-willing alcoholic test subjects beloved patrons and the consensus is: we liked the taste but couldn’t get over the smell. The longan taste is very subtle, with hints of honey and peeled grape. But despite my two hours of peeling and deseeding the five pounds of fresh fruit, the infusion retained an unpopular muskiness, that one patron said smelled like feet.
So we proudly present a fresh, new cocktail, for the adventurous podophiliacs out there.
Dragon Feet Cocktail:
Perhaps my next attempt will be with dried longan.
@mouseymike just couldn’t get enough of the Dragon Feet cocktail this past Saturday!