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136 C A R M E L M A G A Z I N E • W I N T E R 2 0 1 8 drink Asian Persuasion Jacks Monterey 2 Portola Plaza Monterey • 831/649-7830 Photo: Kelli Uldall F or Tuyet Vitacca, creativity begins at home in her kitchen and continues at work behind the sleek new bar at Jacks Monterey. Tuyet is the wife of Montrio Bistro bartender Anthony Vitacca, who she calls her biggest inspiration. "He loves my Asian-inspired yellow curry with carrots and turmeric," she says. "It just made sense to use both in a cocktail." Her Asian Persuasion combines carrot juice, the warming spice of turmeric, and a creamy Elderflower foam. —Larry Harland P R E PA R AT I O N : Combine vodka and turmeric and let sit overnight. Strain through coffee filter. Combine foam ingredi- ents into ISI dispenser. Shake. Chill for 30 minutes. Pressurize. Shake again. Combine the turmeric- infused vodka, carrot juice, lemon juice, agave and bitters into a shak- er. Shake and strain into martini glass. Top with foam. Garnish with orange twist. I N G R E D I E N T S : • 2 oz. turmeric-infused Skyy Vodka • 1 oz. carrot juice • ¾ oz. fresh lemon juice • ¾ oz. agave • 2 dashes orange bitters ELDERFLOWER FOAM • 7 oz. St. Germaine • 5 oz. egg whites • 3 oz. strained lemon juice • 2 oz. water TURMERIC-INFUSED VODKA • 1 liter Skyy Vodka • 1 T. finely ground turmeric

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