This month Mixology Monday’s theme is blue. Andrea of the Ginhound blog chalenged us to make a cocktail inspired by the color or feeling of blue. I pondered blue colored drinks and drinks inspired by my favorite blues singers. But, here in the Pacific Northwest, we’ve had a warm winter and I’m dreaming of the spring.
My two favorite seasons are Spring and Autumn. I love the trees most, especially the flowers with their froth of blossoms. This cocktail starts with our Quince Bay Laurel shrub and adds gin, fresh grapefruit juice, and Peychaud’s bitters in a delicate pink cocktail. It reminds me of floweing trees and lifts my blues. I hope you like it.
1 ounce Quince Bay Laurel shrub
.5 ounce fresh grapefruit juice, preferably pressed
2 ounces herbal/floral gin. We used St George rye gin, but it was a little juinper heavy for me
2 dashes Peychaud’s bitters
Combine everything in a glass with ice and stir or shake to combine. Double strain into a chilled coupe glass and garnish with a grapefruit peel curl