Baby’s First Bourbon.
Those are all drinks you could order in Hollywood tonight.
But this one’s just called “Collins.”
So that’s a relief.
It comes from Gwen, Curtis Stone’s new meat-centric restaurant and butcher shop. Calling a butcher-shop-strapped restaurant “meat-centric” may be unnecessary. But drinking a rum collins with Martinique shrub, grapefruit soda and ginger beer sure isn’t.
So let’s get to it.
25 mL white rum (they recommend Bacardi)
25 mL Clement Créole Shrubb
25 mL fresh lemon juice
40 mL East Imperial ginger beer
40 mL East Imperial grapefruit soda
In a shaker, add rum, shrub and lemon juice, then add ice and lightly shake. Strain into a highball glass over fresh ice. Top with ginger beer and grapefruit soda. Garnish with lavender, basil blossom and sliced frozen grapes.