always exciting when the first fresh goods of the year start coming into season
Rosemary Rhubarb Martini
last year, i went through 80 lbs of rhubarb making this cocktail alone. 80 lbs! luckily, i have enlisted the some locals with back yard rhubarb patches as rampant as their love for this tangy, piney martini to supply the goods. i send a text, and the next day i arrive at the restaurant to garbage bags of green and red stalks piled at the back door.
as far as pink drinks go, this is the real deal. it's a pretty one. there's no red # (your days left). just all natural color that leaves men SQUIRRELLY in their seats when it arrives... until that first sip dilutes questions of masculinity.
ever since I tried Pasubio Amaro, I've been obsessed with creating a cocktail that embodies a PNW spring hike...and here it is.
A negroniesque cocktail that is earthy, piney, floral and oh, so funky! Topped off with a pickled morel & sweet woodruff.
not for everyone, but just like venturing out on an early spring rainy hike, the adventurous shall be rewarded.