Distiller Farid’s Polka Dot Citrus Cocktail

From A Vegan Holiday Feast
Illustration by Julia Cost
Recipe by Farid Dormishian

Serves 1

  • 2 ounces Botanica Spiritvs Gin (or gin of choice)
  • 1 blood orange
  • 1 Meyer lemon (Farid says, “Try bergamot orange instead for a killer fragrant cocktail.”)
  • 3 ounces Q Tonic (Use this for a vegan drink, since it’s sweetened with agave nectar. Otherwise, use your favorite tonic.)
  • 1 sprig rosemary (pick a fresh, young sprig)

Slice the blood orange in half. Thinly slice one half for garnish, then squeeze the other half to produce about 1 ounce juice. Do the same thing with the lemon to produce garnish and about ¼ ounce of juice.

Line the sides of a collins glass with the orange and lemon slices to create a polka dot pattern. Then fill the glass with ice, taking care not to disturb the citrus slices. Combine the gin, citrus juice, and tonic in a cocktail shaker and pour into the citrus-lined glass. Dress with a sprig of rosemary.