This week in 1887, linguophile L.L. Zamenhof completed his decade-in-the-making magnum opus: the Lingvo Internacia — a universal language that came to be called Esperanto. Toast the world’s most-spoken “constructed” language with a border-smashing cocktail:
To a cocktail shaker add:
- 1 1/2 oz. Chopin Potato Vodka
- 1/2 oz. Rothman and Winter Apricot liqueur
- hint of fresh lemon juice
- hint of cane syrup
Strain over ice into a rocks glass. Top off with:
- splash of ginger beer (the all-important fizz).
Rim the edge with spicy cane sugar. Revel in the harmonious interaction of ingredients. Trink ĝi pace! You’re now speaking the international language of tipsy.