There's nothing like the nostalgic feel of pushing orange sherbet through a cardboard roll on a hot day. Well, except for the orange push-pop cocktail at Chattanooga tapas restaurant Amada.
Recently rolled out on Amada's spring cocktail menu, the drink features Monkey in Paradise vodka -- a brand owned by a surgeon at Memorial Hospital, says Amada owner Amanda Trotter -- along with Caravella orange liqueur, lemon juice, simple syrup and egg white.
Rather than the traditional cardboard holder, the drink is served in a lowball martini glass with a polka dot straw in colors reminiscent of the old-school push-pop packaging.
"It's very universally friendly," Trotter says of the cocktail. "It's really, really creamy, and it totally gives the vibe of orange cream ice cream."
Many people say they can't believe there's booze in it, she says.
Give it a try and see if you agree!
What you need:
— 1 ounce Monkey in Paradise vodka
— 1 ounce Caravella
— 3/4 ounce lemon juice
— 1/2 ounce simple syrup
— 1/2 ounce egg white
What you do:
Put all ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a lowball martini glass and serve with a polka dot straw.