This cocktail was inspired by a daydream I had of eating brunch next to an orchard, preferably in a country I’ve never visited. Sun shining, a slight cool breeze blowing and not a cloud in the sky. This is what I would want to sip on as I stuffed my face with frittatas and scones and then have a wander through the lanes of trees, feeling the grass beneath my feet. Barefoot Grove is airy and whimsical and best enjoyed in the sun!
1.5oz Absolut Juice Pear and Elderflower
0.75oz Grapefruit Juice
0.5oz Honey Syrup*
3 dashes of Peychaud’s Bitters.
Combine all ingredients into a shaker. Dry shake hard (without ice) for 20 seconds. Fill the shaker with ice and shake again for 15 seconds. Double strain the cocktail into a coupe glass. Garnish with 3 drops of Peychaud’s Bitters.
1/2 cup honey (adjust to taste) and 1/2 cup water – Add ingredients into a small saucepan over medium heat. Stir until honey is dissolved. Allow to cool and transfer to an airtight container. Keep refrigerated for up to a month.