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Summer in a Cup Recipe

It doesn't have to be summer to drink this refreshing cocktail.

by Corey Polyoka
Apr 18 2018, 1:00pm

Photo by Sydney Mondry

Makes 1 cocktail
Prep time: 10 minutes
Total time: 20 minutes


½ cup water plus 400 grams
½ cup honey
8 grams fresh mint, extra flowers for garnish
3 grams fresh Mexican mint marigold, extra flowers for garnish
1 grams dried rosella, extra flowers for garnish
1 ½ ounces Capitoline Rose Vermouth
¼ ounces Baltimore Whisky Company Charles Street Apple Brandy
½ ounces verjus
fresh alpine strawberries for garnish


1. Bring water to a boil. Place honey in a heat proof measuring glass. Place mint, Mexican mint marigold, rosella in a teapot. Pour ½ boiled water over honey, stir to dissolve, set aside, cool to room temperature. Pour remaining 400 g boiling water over fresh and dried herbs, steep for 4 minutes, strain, place in fridge to cool completely, set aside.

2. Wrap a large piece of ice in a kitchen towel. Using the back of a large wooden spoon, whack the ice cube 3-4 times to break it up. Transfer ice to a martini shaker. Add vermouth, apple brandy, verjus, ½ oz honey syrup, 2 oz tea. Shake contents till cold, about 30 seconds.

3. Strain liquid into high rimmed bowl or mug over a large piece of ice. Garnish with mint flowers, Mexican mint marigold flowers, a few rosella petals and 2-3 strawberries.

Gluten Free