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Agwa de Bolivia Coca Leaf Liquor: Fall Cocktails

Oct. 8th, 2010 | Comments 0 | Make a Comment   
Food & Spirits: Tired of the same old vodka and rum? Then you're going to want to pay attention to Agwa de Bolivia, the newest liquor from an old source.

The world's first and only coca leaf liquor, Agwa de Bolivia is sourced from hand-picked wild Bolivian Coca leaves. Don't worry about any white powder, the leaves are shipped under armed guard from Bolivia to Holland, where they are first decocainised before being infused with alcohol and 36 other natural herbs and botanicals to enable the maximum effect.

The coca leaf liquor has such an unusual history that there is an entire museum in Amsterdam devoted to it, housed in a former brothel.

Agwa de Bolivia is the perfect way to add an unusual spin on some favorite cocktails.

Bolivian Mojito

Ingredients
  • 1.5 oz. AGWA de Bolivia Coca Leaf Liquor
  • 12 Spearmint leaves
  • 1/2 lime
  • 7 oz. Club soda
  • 2 tsp. Sugar

Preparation
In a large glass, gently crush mint leaves. Then, squeeze lime juice over crushed leaves. Add sugar and ice. Afterwards, add AGWA and club soda. Stir drink well. Garnish with a lime wedge and tiny pieces of mint leaves.

Bolivian Rhapsody

    Ingredients
  • 1.5oz AGWA
  • ˝ fresh lime
  • 1 tsp raspberry jam
  • 1 tsp vanilla sugar
  • 1 dash cardomon bitters
  • 1 tsp chocolate syrup

Preparation
Muddle lime, sugar, jam, and syrup; top with crushed ice in Collins glass. Add AGWA and bitters and stir. Top with crushed ice. Garnish: lime zest

Rainforest Caipirinha

    Ingredients
  • AGWA
  • Lime wedges
  • Brown sugar
  • Ice
  • Cane swizzle stick

Preparation
Muddle AGWA, lime wedges, brown sugar together, mix with crushed ice. Garnish with a cane swizzle stick.
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