Friday, June 3, 2016

Garden Cup

I love the combination of celery and apple; they have such an affinity for each other.  Here, both flavors combine in a fun and unique gin-based cocktail that's perfect for summer imbibing. Cheers!

Garden Cup
glass - silver julep cup, crushed ice
method - shake with 3 ice cubes and strain
garnish - 1 thin granny smith apple slice & 1 large sprig of slapped lemon thyme.  Too much work?  The tip of a celery stalk with those beautiful leaves works just fine!

William Chase Gin
house-made celery-apple cordial*
fresh lemon juice

*Celery-Apple Cordial:  a combination of fresh celery, celery seed, green apple puree, sugar, water, a pinch of salt, and Venus Aquavit.  Blend thoroughly in Vita-Mix blender, push through a fine-mesh strainer, bottle and refrigerate.

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