Los Angeles mixologist Matthew Biancaniello (left) has perfected the art of combining fresh herbs and produce with liquor to make garden-crisp cocktails. Through his company, Eat Your Drink, he now serves as a consultant and bartender for high-profile clients. He shared one of his locavore drink recipes, the Roquette, which he describes as a cross between an arugula gimlet and a gin mojito.
Recipe courtesy of Matthew Biancaniello
2 ounces gin (preferably CapRock)
3/4 ounce lime juice
3/4 ounce agave syrup (1:1, agave:water)
1 cup arugula (preferably wild and local)
Glassware: coupe or rocks
In a mixing glass, muddle arugula with lime juice and agave syrup. Add gin and ice, and shake until well chilled. Strain (or double strain) into a chilled coupe or cocktail glass, or a rocks glass over ice. Makes one serving.
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