Monday, November 14, 2011 at 11:45 a.m.
Tastes better than it looks.
Morir soñando, which in English means "to die dreaming," might be the most inappropriately named -- and delectable -- drink you've never heard of.
The mocktail, a staple of Dominican Republic breakfast fare, actually doesn't kill you in your sleep. The concoction -- a blend of orange juice, milk, and sugar, over ice -- probably brings you as far away from soporific demise as possible, as it can add unexpected zest to your morning meal routine.
Cheap eats at their finest
The made-to-order blend, available at the 2048 Amsterdam Avenue greasy spoon, combines citrusy and creamy flavors. The result: a smoothie-like mix reminiscent of Creamsicles, featuring a frothy top layer.
Compared with other morir soñando recipes -- some of which include vanilla or starfruit garnishes -- Jimbo's approach is pretty straightforward.
Still, the beverage excels in its simplicity. The refreshing balance of heavy and light aromas has the same effect as eating sorbet between meal courses -- the low-key drink helps to clean the palate of the eatery's fattier fare.