1.5oz Plantation Pineapple Rum
.5oz Fresh Squeezed Lemon Juice
.5oz House Made Thyme/Turmeric Syrup
.5oz Carrot Juice
This is a fun cocktail, made only for our Holbrook locations, that leans slightly on the tiki side of cocktails. Combine all ingredients into a shaker and shake hard. Strain into a rocks glass over fresh ice. Garnish with fresh thyme/pineapple leaf and a lemon wheel.
How to make the syrup: we take fresh thyme from our garden and steep it with some turmeric powder in a cheesecloth tied up with string. Bring 2 cups of water to a boil, add 2 cups of sugar and allow this to come to a slow rolling boil. Turn the heat down and place the thyme/turmeric in the pot and allow to steep for 30-40 minutes. Once the syrup has become a vibrant orange color, remove from the stove and allow the syrup to cool. Gently squeeze the cheesecloth to allow the syrup to come out, but not the turmeric powder.
Label and store this mixture for 7 days. This can also be enjoyed with earl grey tea as replacement for the rum, for a non-alcohol option.
Turmeric: Curcumin, the main active ingredient in turmeric, has powerful anti-inflammatory effects and is a very strong antioxidant.
Thyme: Can boost your mood. Thyme is shown to increase concentrations of serotonin and dopamine. It might have a positive effect on your feelings and mood.
Little River Libation
1.5oz Empress Gin
.5oz Fresh Squeezed Lime Juice
.5oz Rosemary Syrup
.5oz Cocchi Americano
This is an original cocktail exclusive to the program I wrote for Holbrook. Empress gin out of the bottle has a blue tint to it due to it being naturally dyed by butterfly tea pods. Combined with lemon or lime juice, it produces a bright purple color. Combine all of the ingredients into a shaker and shake hard. Double strain into a Nick and Nora glass. Garnish with a fresh rosemary sprig and a lime wheel.
How to make the syrup: We use fresh rosemary from our garden. Bring 2 cups of water to a boil and then add 2 cups of sugar. Allow this to come to a slow rolling boil. Turn the heat down and place 2 cups of rosemary in the pot and allow to steep for 30-40 minutes. Once the syrup has a thick consistency and the rosemary no longer has its intense green color, remove the syrup from the stove and allow to cool down.
Label and store this mixture for 7 days. This can also be enjoyed with green tea as a replacement for the gin, for a non-alcohol option.
Rosemary: Rich source of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds, which are thought to help boost the immune system and improve blood circulation.