More flowers! I can’t help it, I love a botanical cocktail and since spring has sprung here in Northern California its hard to ignore all the beautiful blooms. Also, I’m starting to go a little stir crazy being cooped up in the house with my children for the last… well I’ve lost count. Don’t worry though, I’m bringing the Pandemic humor with a little black death throw back. Too soon?
This cocktail is loosely based on a Tom Collins, but I managed to get my hands on a bottle of Hangar 1’s Honey Vodka and had to use it. In order to highlight the vodka’s flavor I cut back on the simple syrup and lemon. For a clearer cocktail and better carbonation strain your lemon juice through a coffee filter. An important note to this drink, if you want to use the flower bouquet garnish make sure that you are using scentless roses or else they will over power the drink.
Pocket full of Posies
2.5 oz. Hangar 1 Honey Vodka
0.5 oz. Lemon juice
0.5 oz. Rose simple syrup
2.0 oz. Q clube soda
Combine vodka, lemon juice and simple syrup in a mixing glass with ice. Stir until chilled and diluted. Pour into a collins glass with ice and top with soda water. Garnish with small bouquet and straw.