“Fresh, tart rhubarb is one of my favorite seasonal ingredients. Botanivore, one of a trio of fantastic new gins from St. George Spirits, provides a perfect base for it. Packed with 20 botanicals (including zippy flavors like peppercorn and citra hops), the aptly named gin complements rhubarb and the gentle anise notes of fresh tarragon. A splash of bubbles lends a light effervescence, letting the drinker know spring has sprung.”
Idlewild by Sean Frederick, Citizen Public House
2 ounces St. George Botanivore Gin, ¾ ounce rhubarb syrup, ¾ ounce lemon juice, ½ ounce Salers Gentiane, 8-10 tarragon leaves
Add the rhubarb syrup and tarragon to a mixing glass and muddle. Add everything else, then shake with ice and strain into a chilled coupe. Top with 1 ounce Champagne Brut. Garnish with a mint sprig and slice of rhubarb.