Turkish Delight Cocktail Recipe

Turkish Delight cocktail recipeThe powder-dusted, sticky candy may have inspired this Turkish Delight Cocktail Recipe, but its bold, perfumed flavor is a far cry from the dessert’s syrupy sweetness.

2 oz. vodka
3/4 oz. fresh lemon juice
3/4 oz. Ceylon tea syrup
2 dashes orange bitters
Tools: shaker, strainer, fine strainer
Glass: coupe
Garnish: orange blossom water

Combine all ingredients, shake and double strain into a chilled coupe misted with orange blossom water.

Ceylon Tea Syrup
2 oz. loose leaf Ceylon tea
6 oz. hot water
6 oz. cane sugar

Steep the tea in hot water for 5 minutes. Strain the tea leaves and add the sugar to hot water; stir until thoroughly combined.