Drinking With Chickens (yes you read that right)

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"I make garden-fresh cocktails. Then I drink them.The chickens stare at me like total creeps." -Kate

WHAT IS YOUR KEY ELEMENT IN CHOOSING A DRINK RECIPE? 

Most of my drinks are inspired by either something that is currently growing in my garden, or something that I stumble across at the farmer’s market. I love seasonal produce, and I especially love it in a beverage. Fresh is best, in my mind, and the freshest stuff is what I can grab from our little garden

WHAT'S THE MOST INVENTIVE DRINK YOU'VE EVER CREATED? 

I have a small obsession with citrus blossoms, and this past spring I made a Citrus Blossom Sangria that not only integrated the blossoms into the sangria, but also included homemade citrus blossom water to really drive that fragrance and flavor home. It was a gorgeous big-batch cocktail perfect for a party!

HAVE YOU EVER MADE A CHICKEN FRIENDLY COCKTAIL? 

Now I’m really airing out my crazy. But yes, yes I have. Complete with muddled herbs, fresh berries, and even dried mealworm garnish.

 

Grapefruit Rosé Syllabub

(A modern twist on a colonial-era cocktail)

 

5 oz. rosé
2 oz. fresh grapefruit juice
1 oz. ginger rum
1 oz. grenadine + 2 teaspoons
1/2 tablespoon heavy cream
5 dashes cardamom bitters
2 fresh egg whites, whipped
edible flowers and herbs for garnish

Whip two egg whites until frothy and forming soft peaks. Mix in 2 teaspoons of grenadine to sweeten. Set aside. In a shaker with ice, combine rosé, grapefruit juice, rum, 1 oz. grenadine, cream, and bitters. Shake thoroughly, and strain into glass. Spoon egg white mixture across top of cocktail, and garnish with edible flowers and herbs.
 

                                                                              Check out more delicious recipes and chicken musings at Drinking With Chickens

                                                                              Check out more delicious recipes and chicken musings at Drinking With Chickens