An in-house aloe vera cordial gives this cocktail a deep flavor with a hint of sourness, says Karol Ansaldi, the corporate bar manager for Groot Hospitality, which includes Komodo in Miami. “Considering the aloe’s healing properties, it’s supposed to represent a geisha entertaining and taking care of her guests,” he says. Aloe’s bitter flavor is best offset with strong fruity flavors like grapes, berries or citrus, Ansaldi believes.
This recipe originally appeared as part of “Aloe Water Is the New Coconut Water. Use It in These Soothing Drinks.”