Tazza di Vita

Herbal and complex Averna combines with mint and cucumber in a refreshing sip-on-the-patio beverage.
14 c Cucumber (chopped)
2 lf Mint
14 oz Simple syrup
2 oz Averna
12 oz Gin, Death's Door
14 oz Lime juice
3 oz Club soda
1 spg Mint (garnish)
1 sli Cucumber (garnish)
In a shaker, muddle the mint, cucumber and simple syrup. Add the Averna, gin and lime juice, and fill with ice. Shake well and double strain into a tall glass filled with fresh ice. Top with club soda, stir gently, and garnish with a mint sprig and cucumber wheel.
I think this cocktail may have been Suzanne Taliericio's entry to the 2008 Averna Cocktail Contest. She is in the picture here of the finalists. http://www.domaineselect.com/PDFs/Reviews6228.pdf
Picture courtesy of liquor.com
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