I’m not a big drinker but I am a big siesta lover. I’ve always been a sucker for the color blue and the smell of mint. While I don’t know what a siesta means, I can guarantee that no matter what day of the week it is, it’s the perfect time to drink a cocktail.
While most cocktails are the same, the siesta is one of those cocktails that you can get just about any time of year, no matter what time of day it is. As a drink that is as versatile and versatile as any other cocktail, the siesta has long been a favorite.
Siesta cocktails are simple affairs, made with gin or vodka and a fresh lime or lemon slice. Most popular among the more sophisticated drinkers, the list of ingredients is so long that it would take me hours to write it up here. As for the siestas themselves, they come in all sorts of shapes and sizes, but they all have one thing in common with the siestas we know: lime.
When the siestas get too siesta-y in their flavor, they’re usually just washed down with champagne, a cocktail we know you can get anywhere. But the Siestas make a strong statement with their citrusy flavor, and for me it’s the citrus that makes them stand out. In the past few year I have added more and more lime to my siestas, but the way the Siestas are made makes everything else taste great.
And siestas are made with fresh mint leaves, which give the citrusy flavors a freshness. If you can’t find the fresh mint leaves, it’s fine to make your own with any citrusy flavored citrus fruits, but they are usually too expensive for most people.
Siesta cocktails always come in handy when you need a quick pick me up. For me, the siestas are usually the first thing I will drink on a day where I am in the office, or when I am just having a drink. I love to mix them with gin, vodka, and vermouth, but they are also great paired with any citrusy drink you want.
The recipe is a simple one. Take a fresh citrus fruit, such as limes, lemons, or oranges, and strain out the seeds and membranes. Then blend all the other ingredients into a cocktail shaker. Give the shaker a shake and make a fresh cocktail. Add ice cubes, and strain your lemon siesta.
It’s not all that difficult to do. Simply put the ingredient in the shaker, and shake. Let the shaker sit for about a minute, and then pour into a martini glass. The lemon siesta makes a great cocktail, as does the raspberry sour, but even better is a simple lemon cordial. Mix equal parts lemon juice with sugar and water. Let the sugar dissolve in the lemon water, and then pour over ice. Garnish with a lemon wheel.
There is always a certain amount of sour to this drink, but the lemon cordial makes it taste like nothing else on the plant. It’s not as strong as a gin and tonic, but it’s still pretty good.
It’s a great drink to give to someone who has just been on vacation, or just generally getting in a bit of a mellow mood. The lemon siesta and raspberry sour will knock your cares away, or at least give them a little lift.