The Bed You Made
This is a cocktail that celebrates spring and the abundance of flowers after a long, cold, dark winter. It tastes as beautiful as it looks.
¾ oz Catoctin Creek Pearousia Pear Brandy
¾ oz Catoctin Creek Roundstone Rye Whisky
¼ oz dry fino sherry
¼ oz lemon juice
½ oz Rose Garden Tea syrup*
Stir and strain over fresh ice in a tall glass, top with soda water. Garnish with edible wild violets and pansies. (Omit soda water and serve in a rocks glass if preferred - shown here.)
*Rose Garden Tea syrup - Make the tea as normal, about one cup's worth of liquid, but then while still hot, stir in one cup of sugar to dissolve completely.
Recipe and photo courtesy Denise Petty.