Not Your Babka’s Kompot

Recipe by Lauren Pellecchia

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz. Wòdka Vodka
  • 1 oz. Peach Nectar
  • .5 oz. Tart Cherry Juice
  • .5 oz. Luxardo Cherry Syrup
  • 1 Orange Slice
  • 1 1/2 inch sprig of Rosemary
  • Pinch of Cracked Pepper

Preparation: Combine all ingredients in a shaker tin. Add a small scoop of ice. Shake hard for about 15 seconds. Let sit while you add 3-4 chilled whiskey stones to a double Old Fashioned glass. Double strain the cocktail into glass and garnish with a dried orange slice and Luxardo Cherry.

Garnish: Dried Orange Slice and Luxardo Cherry

Glassware: Double Old Fashioned

Cocktail Inspiration:

Over the last few years my Polish-Irish mother and I have decided to rediscover her heritage and it has been a wonderful bonding experience. We’ve searched out recipes, some from her grandmother and others from the wonders of the internet. One of the first, very simple things we tried was Kompot. This flavorful, simple fruit drink has become a go-to for us because we can use fresh seasonal ingredients or dried fruits during the winter. This is a quick version of one of our favorite flavor combinations, peach, cherry, rosemary, and pepper spiked with a healthy glug of Wòdka. I hope you enjoy.