"Fleur de Pologne" Zubrowka Cocktail
Flavored vodkas may have gone too far with marshmallow and whipped cream, but we all agree bison grass was a good move. Zubrowka, the ubiquitous bison grass vodka from Poland, won our 2012 Martini Bowl, and finds a home with plenty of our customers. In fact, Zubrowka brand ambassadors were mixing up cocktails at The Barrel every Friday in February! Considering spring is just around the bend, try this Zubrowka-approved “Fleur de Pologne” cocktail, a delicate blend of wintry warmth and spring fling.
0.75 oz St.Germain
0.5 oz. fresh lemon juice
1 oz. cloudy apple juice/cider
4-5 fresh mint leaves
a few drops of rhubarb bitters
absinthe spritz in coupe, optional
Shake all ingredients well. Double strain into coupe or cocktail glass. Also, try it on the rocks in a tumbler.
Dirty Dog Martini
3 oz. Bulldog Gin
½ oz. olive juice
speared olives for garnish
Shake well. Strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with olives.