Here in Seattle, we are pretty firmly in the opening of Spring. The sun is shining, it’s just warm enough to ditch your coat for a heavy sweater and scarf, and the trees are starting to bloom.
Most of the year I drink whisky. Bourbon, rye, Irish, Tennessee, and so on. But right now, when everything is just starting to become green again, I crave gin in all its herbal glory.
This is a spin on the martini, and was nearly my MixMo entry last month. Pairing gin and Chartreuse would almost be herbal over load, but the addition of our Simply Rhubarb shrub adds a touch of sweetness and ties the two together quite nicely. We highly recommend using a barrel aged gin for this, as it adds a nice woody note to ground it.
For those of you unfamiliar with Blodewedd, she is a Celtic diety made from flowers as a bride for a hero. But then she meets the man of her choosing, and they run away together.
Blodewedd’s Bridal Cup
1.5 ounces Barrel Aged Gin
.5 ounce Chartreuse
.75 ounce Simply Rhubarb shrub
Combine everything in a shaker with lots of ice. Shake well and strain into a chilled martini glass. Serve with a strip of lemon peel.