By Kristina Fernandez
Portrait by Gary James
Silky and well-balanced, the Saigon Sunset at One Door East whisks guests to the Far East. The standout drink with bright citrus flavors, a lavender tint and an edible floral garnish complements chef and owner Giovanni Rocchio’s Asian-influenced menu—a noticeable change-up from his well-known Italian eatery Valentino Cucina Italiana, conveniently located one door west. Though One Door East has been open for less than a year, the Saigon Sunset has already proven to be a favorite: “It attracts all types of palates with its fresh taste and is a perfect summer cocktail,” says bartender Jessica Hoffman.
2 ounces Ketel One Oranje vodka
1 ounce fresh-squeezed lemon juice
1 ounce fresh-squeezed lime juice
1 ounce pamplemousse/grapefruit
Dash of butterfly pea syrup
Dash of egg white
One Door East, 620 S. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale
Originally appeared in the Summer 2017 Issue.