First Bloom

For TABLE Magazine‘s spring launch party at The Oaklander in Pittsburgh, the hotel’s French-inspired restaurant and bar Spirits & Tales created three specialty cocktails influenced by the season. While the name of the below First Bloom cocktail recipe brings to mind visions of new flower sprouts, its inclusion of lemon juice, honey simple syrup, and chamomile tea makes it a soothing drink choice for any time of year.

Chamomile tea is known for its calming properties, making it a great option for promoting relaxation and reducing stress. Additionally, chamomile tea may help with digestion and relieve stomach discomfort. Some people also use chamomile tea to help with sleep and as a natural remedy for headaches.

First Bloom Cocktail Recipe

INGREDIENTS

1 oz Knob Creek Rye
1 oz Mezcal
1 oz lemon juice
1 oz honey simple syrup
2 oz chamomile tea

INSTRUCTIONS

Add the infused gin, simple syrup, and lime juice to a mixing glass filled with ice and stir until well-chilled. Top with soda water and cucumber, garnish with mint and cucumber peal.

Recipe by Amnelis Cruz, Restaurant Supervisor and Mixologist at Spirits & Tales / Dave Bryce / Styling by Keith Recker

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