Cocktail: Barefoot Grove | Bartender: Shannon-Blue Nanibush

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!

Cocktail: Barefoot Grove | Bartender Atlas

1.5oz Absolut Juice Pear and Elderflower
1oz Aquafaba
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.

*Honey Syrup
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.

Shannon-Blue Nanibush
I’ve been in the industry for a decade, serving, bartending and everything in between. Ottawa is home however my bartending career took off in Halifax, having worked at Lot Six, Stillwell and managing The Barrington Steakhouse. I returned to Ottawa to work at Fauna, before moving onto become the General Manager and moonlighting behind the wood when needed.
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