Holiday Drinks at Scopa in Venice with Toma Leche
If you’re looking for a new spot to try for a night out with girlfriends, we have the restaurant for you. Sarah, Mary Kay Holmes of Daily Hot Guy, and I had an excellent time last week at the new restaurant, Scopa, in Venice to celebrate #GotCocktails. One of the restaurant’s founders and its mixologist, Pablo Moix, is working with toma leche (got milk?) to come up with fun and delicious cocktails made with milk.
The first drink we tried was the Brandy Alejandro made with Brandy, Milk, and White Cacao Liqueur. Delightful.
We talked with Pablo about what makes a good drink – Love. I’m kidding, a good drink is made by good bartenders and using quality ingredients. He said he only hires bartenders with experience or those who have a passion for the craft. The few we met were knowledgeable and also very nice. They weren’t the only ones learning from Pablo.
After sampling a few drinks, he took volunteers to learn how to mix cocktails and I was one of them.
I mixed a drink called Champola de Guayaba con Tequila and I wasn’t sure the ingredients would make a good drink. It had –
6 ounces of milk
6 ounces guava nectar
4 teaspoons sugar
1 lemon juiced
4 ounces resposado tequila
Blend with light ice and serve on the rocks. Garnish with seasonal fruits.
It was also really good. My favorite drink though was the Rumba de Moix. Delicious.
2 ounces light rum
2 ounces coffee liqueur
4 ounces cola
8 ounces milk
In two tall glasses, build drinks over ice. Add rum, then coffee liqueur, then cola. Top with milk.
Not only did we get to chat with Pablo, but we were able to sample some of Scopa’s delicious food. My favorite dish was the Calamari with Squid Ink and Lemon. I don’t have a picture because I was too busy eating. I also loved the Meatball Sub topped with a layer of Buratta on top.
Our evening at Scopa was a ton of fun with great company, good food, and (honestly I’m embarrassed that I noticed) cute bartenders. We’ll definitely be back to try a full dinner. The toma leche event ended at 6 and there was a stream of beautiful people coming in the door. I would highly recommend checking it out.
For more recipes with milk, check out the toma leche Facebook page. Here are a few more pictures from the evening.