Bring Me A Shrubbery

Recipe by Joshua Solomon

Ingredients:

  • Fresh Basil
  • Harleston Green Scotch
  • Domaine de Canton
  • Kiwi Honey Shrub (Housemade)*
  • Q-Kola

Preparation:

  1. In a shaker muddle 8 Basil leaves.
  2. Add 2 oz. Harleston Green Scotch.
  3. Add 1/4 oz. Domaine de Canton.
  4. Add 2 oz. of Kiwi Honey Shrub*
  5. Shake vigorously, and double strain into cognac snifter filled with crushed ice.
  6. Top with 1 oz. of Q-Kola.
  7. Garnish with an excessive amount of awakened Basil and a Kiwi coin. A environmentally friendly is recommended.

*Kiwi Honey Shrub

Cook equal parts local honey, Apple cider vinegar and macerated kiwi over low heat for 30 minutes. Filter through cheesecloth and chill.

Garnish: Excessive Basil and Kiwi Coin

Glassware: Snifter Glass

Cocktail Inspiration:

The cocktail is inspired by Monty Python’s the Holy Grail. Bring me a Shrubbery is a play on the look of the finished cocktail looking more like a plant than a drink. And the use of the word Shrubbery is a nod to both the movie and the ingredients. The tiki inspired cocktail uses the shrub and honey to highlight the natural crisp treefruit and honey notes in Harleston Green.