Updated: Jun 18
The disquiet is a rumbling. It’s the disturbance of thunder in a calm rain. It’s a negative inner dialogue. It is what drives many of us to seclusion or states of depression. Here is a mocktail that will help your body calm down so your mind can get some peace and quiet. This drink is Inspired by a traditional gin gimlet and the refreshing feeling you get after eating greens from the garden of good and evil. Of course, it is also inspired by the powerful herbs that are found within the Air bitters. I kept the ingredients simple so that the benefits of tasting bitters can still work their magic.
The following recipe is for a four ounce glass.
1 oz. of Air syrup
3 oz. of lime La Croix
3 dropperfuls of Air bitters
Combine the syrup and La Croix in a vessel. I used a cocktail mixer but that’s not entirely necessary to have. Throw in an ice cube and either shake gingerly or give the liquid a stir. Pour the mocktail into a four ounce glass while straining out the ice. Top with 3 dropperfuls of Air bitters and garnish with either a lime wedge or a thin shaving of cucumber. Enjoy sitting down without distractions and breathe!
Below is how to make the Air syrup (makes roughly 18 ounces).
Combine the following in a saucepan and bring up to a boil:
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 1/2 cup water
When the granulated sugar is dissolved, and the liquid has just begun to boil, turn off the heat and throw in:
.5 oz of parsley (roughly 1/4 a bunch)
1/4 cucumber peeled and sliced
Put a lid on the syrup and let infuse for two hours. Afterwards, strain all of the ingredients and compost them. Whisk in 1 tsp. Spirulina. Let the syrup chill and use when cold.
It’s that easy!