Sweet, Acidic, and Aromatic
by Bridget Harrington
At Patrona, we do many riffs on the combination of sweet fruit, acidic citrus and aromatic herbs. This drink is one of those, with the addition of spicy ginger from the Russell Henry Hawaiian White Ginger Gin made in Redwood Valley by our friends, Jack Crispen and Tamar Kaye. When they come in, we devour the Triple Crown Blackberries grown in Talmage by Grilli’s (they also make a fantastic jam that we use in the winter when the berries are no longer available). All together, this makes for a complex and refreshing summer cocktail. Make a pitcher of them for your summer party. They’re a total crowd pleaser.
Recipe: Rothko Summer
- 1 1/2 oz Russell Henry Hawaiian White Ginger Gin
- 1 oz Fresh Squeezed Lemon Juice
- 1 oz Simple Syrup
- 3 Basil Leaves, torn
- 6-7 Blackberries
- Soda Water
Muddle Basil and Blackberries in a shaker glass. Add Gin,mLemon Juice and Simple Syrup. Fill shaker half way with ice and shake well. Pour into a Collins glass and top with Soda. Garnish with Basil and Blackberries.