We can’t stop talking about Italy. This summer, the la dolce vita feeling is strong and Italy is king.
And it’s hard to talk about Italy, especially with our friends at J.MAK HOSPITALITY (curator of insanely gorgeous hotels, with personality to match) without talking about the J.K. Places – chic, intimate and the ultimate home-away-from-home by hotelier, Ori Kafri, with properties in Florence, Capri, and Rome.
It didn’t take long until we started reminiscing about sitting at the terrace of the J.K Florence, right in Santa Maria Novella square, sipping their signature Wildberry Mojito. As the end of summer is only a month away, we thought there’s no better way to prolong our Italian dreaming then by mixing up J.K. Places’ signature drinks at home.
.5 lime, cut into 4 wedges
2 tablespoons brown sugar, or to taste
1.5 oz white rum
5 fresh mint leaves
1 cup of Crushed ice
.5cup of club soda
1.5 oz of vodka
Directions: Place mint leaves, one lime wedge, three blackberries, two raspberries into a sturdy glass. Use a muddler to crush the mint, the berries and lime to release the mint oils and lime and berries juice. Add 2 more lime wedges and the sugar, and muddle again to release the lime juice. Do not strain the mixture. Fill the glass almost to the top with the crushed ice. Pour the vodka over the ice, and fill the glass with carbonated water. Stir, taste, and add more sugar if desired. Garnish with the remaining berries and mint leaves using a skewer.
1.4 oz of Crystal Head Vodka 4 oz of fresh tomatoes from Naples 4 type of tomatoes : San Marzano Tomato , Sorrento Tomato, Datterino red and yellow from Vesuvio Vulcan 5 cubes of ice .5 oz of fresh Capri lemon 2 drops of worcester sauce 2 dashes of salt 1 dash of black pepper 3 drops of evo oil from vesuvio vulcan 3 drops of tabasco
Garnish with fresh slice of lemon from Capri and Celery. Glass : High and Large Tumbler. Served on rectangular white ceramic dish or rectangular dish black lava stone with taste of tomatoes.