Garden of Qarth
Grant Sceney, Creative Beverage Director, Botanist, Vancouver
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 club soda
3 dashes Ricard pastis
Fennel fronds or fresh herbs, for garnish
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.