We teamed up with our friends at Mike’s Hot Honey & Jimmy Fransioli of The Refinery Rooftop to bring you the most delicious cocktail of the season: The Garden Grove. Jimmy is the bartender at The Refinery Rooftop and is the brains and creative behind the cocktail. You can follow him on Instagram at @jimmyscocktails916 for more libation inspiration. This is what Jimmy had to say about the cocktail:
“The concept behind this drink was to offer something light and seasonal, yet complex where in every sip you could taste the different characteristics and flavors of the cocktail. The botanicals of the chamomile offer a great accompaniment to the juniper and citrus notes of Brooklyn Gin, while simultaneously pairing with the citrusy notes from the Red Jacket Apricot Stomp. The addition of Mike’s Hot Honey balances the drink with a little sweetness while giving it more body and a great little kick of heat on the end.”
In a medium mixing tin, combine spirit, juices and the white from one medium egg. Dry shake vigorously for five seconds, and then add ice and continue to shake for another five seconds. Strain into a coupe or martini glass. Let settle then gently float apricot slice and Fresno chiles. Express then garnish lemon peel on the on the rim of the glass.
We’re sharing the recipe here but also hosting a giveaway on Instagram where you can win our Apricot Stomp juice and Mike’s Hot Honey to make your own creations at home.