Cocktail: Rumble in the Garden | Bartender Japhet Bower

I wanted something fresh but I wanted it to be vegetal instead of fruity. I love the bright, bitter notes in Italian parsley and I found it paired extremely well with the earthy sweetness of the beets and the spice of the ginger. The creamy mouthfeel of Elyx ties it all together.

Rumble in the Garden

2 oz beet-infused Absolut Elyx vodka
1 oz fresh lime juice
.75 oz rich simple syrup
1 handful of Italian parsley

Shake and double strain into rocks glass over ice. Top up with ginger beer, preferably Fever Tree. Garnish with slapped sprig of Italian parsley.


About the Author: Japhet Bower
Japhet Bower has been making drinks since 2005 when he realized that he like the bar side of things more than he liked running a video festival at OCAD.

Since then, he's taken on the intense but rewarding job of helping to open bars and restaurants across the city, including La Carnita, Soho House and Bar Hop Brew Co. You can find him at the latter and at Famous Last Words, a new cocktail bar in the Junction.

Serving and educating people make him really happy. Tacos and bibimbap also do the trick.
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