The Rosy Acadian
#NSJoyride Cocktail Competition (3 of 5)
#3: Kelsy Chauvin – @Kelsycc
Nova Scotia lays claim to many fine ingredients, and the haskap berry is among the most notable for its juicy sweet-yet-tangy zip, as well as it’s deep blue/purple tint.
And among their many fine spirits, local distillery Ironworks makes both refreshingly light rhubarb liqueur and unique, delicious apple-distilled vodka.
The combination of these three main ingredients shake up perfectly together for a glass of liquid cheer perfect for everything from a summer soiree to winter celebration. Top the drink off with a spritz of lemon juice and soda water, a sprig of mint, and short stalk of rhubarb (in season).
As a native of southern Louisiana, I share the French-Acadian heritage of many Nova Scotians — this cocktail is celebration of that legacy.
|.5 oz||Haskap Juice|
|1 oz||Ironworks Vodka|
|1 oz||Ironworks Rhubarb|
|1 oz||Soda water|
|1 tsp||Lemon Juice|
|Sprig of mint|
- Put Haskap Juice, Ironworks Vodka, Ironworks Rhubarb into a cocktail shaker with plenty of ice.
- Shake well to ensure ingredients are well mixed and chilled.
- Place into a gibraltar and top with soda water and lemon juice.
- Garnish with a sprig of mint, lemon wedge and rhubarb.
NOTE: We will be featuring all five of the cocktails created by the #NSJoyRide participants over the summer – keep checking back for more recipes and to let us know your favourites! #visitnovascotia