For football season, we had a bartender from each NFL team's hometown provide the perfect cocktail to represent their team.
For the Seattle Seahawks, says bartender Kelly Ronan of Seattle’s Lark, “this is a perfect cocktail for morning games—not too boozy, and bright and refreshing with the effervescent ginger beer. We use lots of local products at Lark, even at the bar. OOLA is a fantastic local distillery—it’s right down the street actually—so we use its gin and Rachel’s Ginger Beer, which is a super spicy locally made ginger beer that nearly every Seattleite is obsessed with. The berries and kiwi add a little extra flavor and of course our favorite colors.”
- 1 1/2 oz OOLA gin (or other bright, floral gin)
- 1/4 oz Apricot brandy
- 1 oz Freshly Squeezed Lime Juice
- 1/2 oz Simple syrup
- 3 oz Rachel’s Ginger Beer (or other high-quality ginger beer)
- 3 Mint leaves, shredded
- 1/2 cup Blueberries
- 1 Kiwi fruit, peeled and sliced in wheels
- Garnish: Mint leaf
- Garnish: Straw
Add the gin, apricot brandy, lime juice, simple syrup and mint leaves to a shaker with ice and shake until cold.
Strain into a Collins glass filled with the blueberries, kiwi and ice.
Top off the drink with the ginger beer, and garnish with a mint leaf and straw.