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.

  • By Grant Sceney, Botanist
  • January 17, 2018
Image Author: Gabriel Cabrera

    Ingredients

    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


    Verde Cordial

    1 cucumber

    4 celery stalks

    1 bunch kale, stems removed

    1 bunch spinach

    500 g granulated sugar

    Preparation

    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.


    Verde Cordial

    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.

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