In recent developments, I have joined up with the Oregon Bartenders Guild, a chapter of the US Bartenders Guild (USBG). I have some upcoming posts about my experiences at their Margarita single variant tasting and the Whisky School, but first, the Spring Cocktail Competition.
Enjoy this fresh and fragrant cocktail, which is full of light and embodies everything that reminds me of spring. Fresh cut rhubarb from my backyard, orange floral notes, bubbles, and the botanical forward spirit, Gin.
1.5 oz Gin
1 oz Fresh Rhubarb Syrup
0.5 oz Lemon juice
2 dashes Orange blossom essence
Splash of Juniper Dry Soda Water
In a tin/shaker mix together gin, rhubarb syrup, lemon juice and orange essence. Shake with ice and strain into tall champagne or martini glass, top with juniper dry soda water. Garnish with edible flowers if desired.