I Feel a Sin Coming On Cocktail Inspired by Don Giovanni

This sinfully exquisite cocktail was designed to accompany a production of Don Giovanni, which draws parallels between the infamous seducer, “D.G.,” and the main character in Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray, who relentlessly seeks pleasure and eternal youth. You could enjoy this cocktail before this captivating opera. But you might instead need it afterwards. The story suggests that we all likely have a thing or two to think about.

How to Make an Agave Syrup at Home

While agave syrup is readily available at most grocery stores, creating your own homemade syrup is a fun and rewarding way to add a touch of artisanal flair to your cocktails. All you need is a 1:1 ratio of water to agave nectar (we recommend organic blue agave nectar  for the purest flavor). Simply combine them in a saucepan and heat gently over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, until the agave nectar dissolves completely. Once the nectar has dissolved and the mixture becomes clear, remove it from the heat and let it cool completely. Store your homemade agave syrup in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to a month. You can also tweak the ratio of water to agave nectar to create a strong flavor profile.

I Feel a Sin Coming On Cocktail Recipe (Inspired by Don Giovanni) 

I Feel a Sin Coming On Cocktail Ingredients

Cocktail Preparation Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients into mixing glass, add ice, stir.
  2. Strain rocks glass over pebble ice.
  3. Garnish with lemon zest. 

Story and Recipe by Andrea Duran / Styling by Anna Franklin / Photography by Dave Bryce

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