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Persephone's Foam, The 13th Floor( Jazmine Johnson / Baltimore Sun / October 12, 2013 )
What could possibly be worse than spending your weekend with a man who never picks up his dirty underwear? How about spending a third of the year with Hades. That's what happened to Persephone, the daughter of Mother Nature, when she ate the seeds of a pomegranate after the God of the Underworld abducted her. She was cursed to live with him and his smelly hounds all because she tasted the food of the Underworld.
The staff of the 13th floor thought of this classic Greek myth, and were inspired to create Persephone's Foam, a pomegranate flavored cocktail to add to their Halloween drink specials. Manager Lauren Bigelow explained that, "Pomegranates are a fall-winter fruit," so they felt it would balance well with other Halloween flavors. The pomegranate gives the drink a sweet taste, but the Aperol foam on top adds a slightly bitter note that balances the flavors. The ginger syrup also adds a hint of spice to Persephone's Foam.
Overall, the drink is both sweet and refreshing from the added lightness of the foam. And bonus, you don't even have to be cursed to enjoy it.
How to make Persephone's Foam
3 oz. Belvedere vodka
1 oz. Creme Cassis
1 1/2 oz. ginger syrup
1 oz. lemon juice
Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake until chilled, and strain into a chilled rocks or Collins glass, serve over ice, leaving room for Aperol foam at the top.
How to make the Aperol Foam
1 cup sugar
1 cup cold water
1 cup pomegranate juice
1 egg white
1 oz. aperol
Make a simple syrup with the sugar and water, and once finished add in the pomegranate juice and mix to make a pomegranate simple syrup. In a dry shaker (no ice) combine pomegranate juice, simple syrup, the whites of 1 egg, and 1/2 oz. Aperol. Shake until foamy.
Where to get Persephone's Foam
The 13th Floor
1 E. Chase St.