It’s TRUE! Spring has officially arrived just in time to rescue all of us from what has seemed like a never-ending Game of Thrones winter of pain. You know what that means?? Spring Cocktail Fever! I don’t know about you, but I am full-on cocktail crushing all over town. Take last night’s Cocktail Crush at The John Dory Oyster Bar, for instance. The Rattlesnake cocktail is a sublime mix of flavors that is the perfect transitional cocktail from winter to early spring. Old Overholt Rye whiskey, lemon juice, simple syrup, egg white, with an absinthe rinse, this cocktail straddles the colder season and yet ushers in a hopeful, warmer one. The absinthe and bright citrus lightens up the spice in the rye and the creamy, egg white smooths out the overall drink. The addition of egg white also creates a lovely, thick foam on top of the coupe glass. The Rattlesnake is also gorgeous to look at. It was so swoon-worthy, in fact, that I had two, thankyouverymuch! Rattlesnake, you’ve done bit me…and I liked it!
Here’s to longer days, brighter spirits and many more spring crushes. Cheers!