Flowering Tree Cocktail, Featuring Grapes from California on the Food Network
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- 1 1/2 ounce Zubrowka Vodka (If unable to find, put 2 stalks of lemongrass in your favorite vodka and let sit for 48 hours.)
- 3/4 ounces sake
- 1/2 ounces fresh lemon juice
- 1/2 ounces Orgeat (almond syrup)
- 8 to10 grapes from California
- Soda water
Put a handful of California grapes (any color works, but red are particularly striking) in a pint-size bar glass. Muddle for half a minute to break down the grapes, releasing their juices and separating the skins from the flesh a bit.
Add remaining ingredients, except for soda, to the glass. Add ice and top with a bar shaker and shake vigorously.
Pour into serving glass. Top with a splash of soda water. Skewer three or four California grapes and place on top of the glass as garnish