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Drink DuJour: Cleopatra’s Kiss

Life’s a beach with this tropical cocktail

If you’re weeks away from a luxe summer vacation but would still like to enjoy a slice of paradise, IBIS Mediterranean Restaurant & Lounge has introduced a cocktail that should do the trick.

“Cleopatra’s Kiss is a well-rounded combination of sugar and spice,” says Tom Shani, mixologist at IBIS Mediterranean Restaurant & Lounge. “The balance of ginger and sage complements a variety of dishes from light fish to savory meats.”


1-2 Sage leaves
1½  oz. Blanco Tequila 
1 oz. Mango nectar 
1 oz. Pineapple juice 
½ oz. Lime juice 
Pinch of cayenne
Pinch of ground ginger 

Muddle sage leaves in a mixing glass. Add all other ingredients and shake vigorously with ice. Double strain into a rocks glass with fresh ice. Garnish with a twist orange and a sage leaf.