Totally Florida Holiday cocktail gives fresh twist to Martinis & Mistletoe

120415shbmartinis15The Straw Hat Barmen made an appearance at the recent Martinis & Mistletoe event in Melbourne, Florida, sharing a cocktail with a Florida-fresh philosophy.

We made the Totally Florida Holiday Cocktail for Martinis & Mistletoe.

We made the Totally Florida Holiday cocktail for Martinis & Mistletoe.

The Totally Florida Holiday cocktail is made with ingredients totally from Florida. The gin is from the St. Augustine Distillery in St. Augustine, Florida. The juices are from Harvey’s Groves in Rockledge. The honey mix is made with Flavored Honey from Rockledge, and the Florida rosemary is from The Produce Place in Suntree, Florida. All the syrups were hand-made the day of the event.

Here’s a recipe for this fresh, tangy cocktail:

2 oz St. Augustine Distillery Gin
.5 oz Harvey’s Orange Juice
.5 oz Harvey’s Grapefruit Juice
.5 oz Honey Mix*
.5 oz Donn’s Spices #2*

*Notes: Honey mix is equal parts honey and water, brought to just under a boil to dissolve the honey. Donn’s Spices #2 is equal parts St. Elizabeth’s Allspice Dram and vanilla syrup (equal parts water and Florida Natural Cane Sugar with opened vanilla beans added and brought to a boil).

See our gallery from the event here.

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