When we were first discussing making a verjus, one of the things that was really getting our team excited was being able to use the sour grapes in cocktails. Although the traditional use for verjus is in various culinary applications, recently there has been a move toward using it in cocktails. We’ve been trying some different mixes out, and thought we would start sharing some with you. Today we are going to release our delicious recipe for making a Tom Collins with a verjus flair.
We like to use as many local ingredients as we can in all of our recipes, and this one is no exception. We are using a gin from our Prosser neighbors at Blue Flame Spirits. The orange notes and botanicals that Blue Flame uses in their gin actually worked perfect for a Tom Collins. This is a refreshing cocktail that is perfect for spring and summer.
- 2 oz Gin
- 1 oz Sour Grapes Verjus
- 1 tsp simple syrup
- Splash of club soda
- Maraschino Cherry
Pour the gin, verjus, and simple syrup into a shaker that is about half full of ice and shake. Pour into a Tom Collins glass filled with ice and add a splash of club soda, then garnish with orange and a cherry.