The Marigold

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This tall, golden cocktail is a Bees Knees variation taken to extremes. Created by Jacob Racusin at The Snug in San Francisco, it combines marigold-infused vodka with honey, bee pollen, lemon juice and rose water. “The connection between bees, honey and flowers just seemed like a natural fit to me,” Racusin says. Marigold petals impart a subtle floral flavor to the vodka, as well as a glowing, yellow hue. Shaken and served over crushed ice with a garnish of marigold petals and a piece of honeycomb, this cocktail is the essence of flower power. Serve it at your next brunch or springtime dinner party and prepare for a standing ovation.

Note: When making marigold-infused vodka, be sure to use organic flowers. “Otherwise there will be unwanted chemicals on them,” Racusin warns.

FLAVOR PROFILE
Sweet
STRENGTH

INGREDIENTS

INSTRUCTIONS

Step one

Add all ingredients save for the garnish to a shaker with ice.

Step two

Briefly shake hard.

Step three

Strain into a glass filled with crushed ice.

Contributed by Jacob Racusin