Drink of the Week: Mozart’s Wonderland

Mozart’s Wonderland

Mozart’s Wonderland

Mozart’s Wonderland
The flavor palate of Mozart White Chocolate Liqueur and the upcoming holiday season prompted me to create a hot drink, something you might even drink by a campfire. I feel my cocktail is a great way to savor the holiday season.

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 oz. Mozart White Chocolate Liqueur
  • 1 1/2 oz. Tequila Fortaleza Reposado
  • 1 tbsp. winter spiced butter batter*
  • Hot water
  • Whipped cream
  • Ground cinnamon
  • Edible gold dust
  • Cinnamon stick (for garnish)

Preparation: In a glass mug add tablespoon of winter spiced butter batter, Mozart White Chocolate Liqueur, and Fortaleza Reposado. Top with hot water and stir until completely dissolved. Top with whipped cream and sprinkle with cinnamon and edible gold dust. Garnish with a cinnamon stick.

*Winter Spiced Butter Batter

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of lightly softened vanilla ice cream (a half quart, any brand)
  • 2 cups of lightly softened butter
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 tbsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp ground cardamom
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper

Preparation: Add all ingredients to a bowl (make sure ice cream and butter are slightly soft) and stir using a whisk. When completely creamed, transfer to a container and store in refrigerator. Because of the butter and sugar, the batter will not melt. Can be stored in refrigerator for two weeks, in freezer for a month.


Meet Juan Arboleda

CHILLED 100 Member, New York

Juan began his career as a barber, then a comedian, which led him to be a doorman at Employees Only. After almost four years on the door, the owners gave him an opportunity to dive behind one of the bars. In the course of two years, he went from bar back to bar manager to beverage director and never looked back.

In the past three years, Juan has gone on to open more than 12 bars and restaurants in the New York City area. In each project, he has meticulously crafted unique cocktails and devised beer and wine menus as well as bar design. He can currently be found at Shoo Shoo in Nolita, where he is mixing Mozart’s Wonderland for the fall and winter season.

He is excited to start a new chapter in his career with his beverage consulting firm, Juan More Round Hospitality.

Juan Arboleda – Juan More Round Hospitality – tel:347-209-1908

Juan Arboleda – Chilled 100 Member, NY