recipes and cocktail styling by David Wolowidnyk
TANQUERAY FLOR DE SEVILLA GIN United Kingdom $29.49 234821 Tanqueray’s signature botanical recipe is infused with Sevilla orange essence to create this citrusy, slightly bittersweet gin with orange blossom aromas.
MINT GREEN TEA SPARKLE 1 oz (30 ml) Beefeater Gin 1½ oz (45 ml) Mint Green Tea * ½ oz (15 ml) simple syrup ** ½ oz (15 ml) lemon juice 2 oz (60 ml) Freixenet Cava Brut fresh mint, for garnish
FREIXENET CORDÓN NEGRO GRAN SELECCIÓN CAVA BRUT Spain $17.99 88591 Made using the traditional Champagne method from indigenous Spanish grape varieties, this excellent value Cava offers fresh apple, pear, citrus and toasty aromas with a delicate mousse delivering lemon peel and grapefruit on a crisp, dry finish.
BEEFEATER LONDON DRY GIN United Kingdom $25.99 570 This quintessential London Dry gin has stood the test of time since it was first produced in London in 1863. Expect prominent notes of juniper and citrus peel with hints of coriander, angelica, almond and licorice.
In a mixing glass with cubed ice, combine gin, Mint Green Tea, simple syrup and lemon juice. Stir to chill and dilute. Strain into a chilled cocktail coupe and top with sparkling wine. Garnish with fresh mint. * To make Mint Green Tea, add 2 tbsp (30 ml) green tea to 3 cups (750 ml) boiled water, steep for 5 minutes. Add 1 cup (250 ml) fresh mint leaves, steep for 5 more minutes. Fine strain into a glass bottle and chill. ** 1:1 ratio of sugar dissolved in boiling water. Allow to cool before using.
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