A quenching, high elevation, low intervention cocktail. Foraged ingredients from the concrete jungle to upstate New York. Some drinks like to build upon differences, with complimentary ingredients that balance. This drink, instead goes one direction, all the way, by amplifying 4 of the 22 island botanicals found in The Botanist gin.
1.25oz The Botanist Gin, infused 2 hours with Mugwart
.75oz fresh lime juice
.75oz lime cordial
.125oz (1 teaspoon) Argala Pastis
Add a dash of saline solution to really feel like you are at Islay.
Shaken, very hard, with a BIG GRIP of local Yerba Buena(if you can’t source local Yerba Buena, any mint will work) and Mugwart. Opposed to delicately extracting the flavors of the herbs like you would with tea, you are trying to beat up, shred, and macerate the herbs in the tin. This extracts all of the color, and also all of the bitterness and thistle-y flavors, often times thought as bad, those flavors enhance this drink.
Fine strain over ice, and top with Boylans Club Soda.
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