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Late Winter Cocktail Recipes

Hello and happy mid-February, lovelies!

Earlier this week, my dear friend Rebecca (owner/operator of The Shrubbery) and I co-taught a mocktail/cocktail workshop here at the tea room. It was a fabulous success and a grand time was had by all. We intend to run this as a seasonal event, with new recipes tailored for each time of year!

As promised, here are the recipes from this event. Enjoy, and let us know your favorite mixed drinks for this time of year!

Faded Rose (Makes 2) 2 oz Rhubarb shrub .5-.75 tsp rose water, to taste 2 dashes Peychauds bitters Cold seltzer or cava OPTIONAL: 2 oz gin
In a mixing glass combine shrub, rose water and bitters. Stir well with ice. Strain into two coups. Top with chilled seltzer or cava.

XVII (Makes 2) 3 oz strong brewed Houjicha tea 1-1.5 oz Elderberry syrup by taste 4 dashes Aromatic bitters OPTIONAL: 3 oz Reposado Tequila
Combine everything in a shaker with ice. Shake until well chilled. Strain into a coupe and garnish with an orange twist

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