It’s definitely feeling like spring (and even, possibly, summer) here in Santa Barbara and what better way to celebrate the season than with this blooming cocktail? I collaborated with Greg Brechbiel of Sama Sama Kitchen to create this pretty floral libation and it was captured beautifully by Leela Cyd. I styled the shot with edible flowers, in this case, white cosmos. I love how its like the cocktail is wearing its own little floral corsage.
To mix up your own Spring Fling you’ll need:
2 oz bourbon
1/2 Lemon squeezed
1 whole strawberry muddled
1oz ginger beer
2 dash barrel aged bourbon bitters
Muddle strawberry, lemon juice, bourbon. in a martini shaker. Add ginger beer, bitters, ice, shake and strain. Server up in a coupe or martini glass. Garnish with an edible flower like cosmos.
Photography: Leela Cyd
Bartender: Greg Brechiebel