Did a bit of searching but didn't see anything that spoke to this question.
Ihave been invited to an afternoon brunch that will feature "Persian" caviar. I have no idea how that differs exactly from caviar in general except that the host is indeed Persian being originally from Iran.
Would like to take something tasty to imbibe that might fit with this theme. But I tend to associate caviar either with flappers and champagne or brooding Russians drinking vodka (I know, a bit of a stereotype but there you have it).
This is not a hardcore cocktail crowd but they might appreciate something light and a bit innovative but I wasn't really sure what direction to try to go.
Could always try a champagne cocktail of some sort but I would also be fine with a light cocktail or even a liqueur/apertif on its own or perhaps with a bit of soda water. Kind of like an Americano perhaps although I am not sure an Americano is exactly the right flavor profile I should be looking for.
Or maybe it is? Was thinking I might lean towards sweet to balance the presumed saltiness of the caviar? Or perhaps that is the wrong direction as well? Would Lebanese arak or Turkish Raki be too much?
Not terribly limited by ingredients. If it is fairly regularly available (I am in Atlanta so the selection is OK but by no means exhaustive) I should be able to procure it if I don't already have it. Just needs to be reasonably simple to make as I don't have much time or inclination to make infusions or the like.
One recipe I came across:
2 oz genever
.75 oz Noilly Prat Dry
.25 Maraschino Liqueur
Might be a bit complex for this crowd but it has the advantage of being one I have the ingredients for on hand.
Something in a "wet" martini vein (perhaps 3 or 4:1 gin/vodka to vermouth) had also occurred to me.
Thanks for any suggestions!