Garden of Qarth (Green Juice Cocktail)
There are slow-drink, “plant-forward” cocktails and then there’s Grant Sceney’s Garden of Qarth. The blanching, juicing and hand whisking might push your prep past the 30-minute mark, but the Hulk drink’s lucky recipient will certainly know they are your favourite.
45 ml Sombra mezcal
30 ml verde cordial (see recipe)
22 ml lime juice
45 ml club soda
3 dashes Ricard pastis
Fennel fronds or fresh herbs, for garnish
4 celery stalks
1 bunch kale, stems removed
1 bunch spinach
500 g granulated sugar
Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker, add ice and shake. Strain over fresh ice in a Collins glass and top with soda. Finish with garnish of fennel fronds or fresh herbs.
Blanch spinach and kale. Next, juice spinach, kale, cucumber and celery. Combine all juices in a bowl and add sugar, hand whisking until sugar is dissolved. Store in a clean sealable container and refrigerate.