Is it just me, or are you ready for Spring?
We've had enough of the snow, cold winds, and icy sidewalks, so we decided to introduce a taste of the upcoming season with our two latest cocktails: Hello Spring & Blueberry Bourbon Mintade. Besides this wretched weather, our inspiration stems from Charlene's need to revamp and recreate.
"Hello Spring" is a sublime mixture of celery, lemongrass, and Buddha hand simple syrup.
2.5 oz Few Gin
1/2 lemon juiced
1 oz Buddha hand simple syrup
1/3 stalk of celery
1/4 stalk of lemongrass
Fever Tree tonic water
Muddle celery and lemongrass until fragrant. Add gin, lemon juice, Buddha hand simple syrup, ice and shake vigorously. Top with tonic water and garnish.
Speaking of garnishes: no drink is complete without garnishment! Our first glass of Hello Spring is garnished with a slice of starfruit and a celery stalk (see above). We garnished our second glass of Hello spring with a celery stalk and a sprig of parsley (see below). Although these images depict the same exact cocktail, notice how the garnish changes the drink's personality.
Our other new Spring cocktail is the Blueberry Bourbon Mintade. It too was inspired by Charlene's experimental nature. It features Traverse City Whiskey, a craft whiskey Charlene discovered during a trip to Michigan, and muddled blueberries which give this drink it's rich coloring!