Averna—the famous citrusy amaro from Sicily created by Salvatore Averna—gives this drink a bit of the bitterness of coffee. Horchata, a steeped drink that Francis Schott cooks up with rice, almonds and sugar, makes the cocktail creamy.
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2 1/2 ounces Averna amaro
1/2 ounce vodka
2 ounces chilled horchata (see Note)
How to Make It
Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add the amaro, vodka and horchata and shake well. Strain the drink into a chilled, ice-filled rocks glass.
Horchata is sold at Latin markets, natural-food stores and some supermarkets.
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