This week’s cocktail is a national award winner that you can enjoy locally!
ENJOY AT: Ardsley Station
MADE WITH: Wilderness Trail Whiskey, Old Russell Shayari Whiskey, Porcini Syrup, Coconut Fig Leaf Syrup, Lime Juice
We are doing 1.5 ounces of Wilderness Trail Whiskey and then it also has Shayari. So, we are using an Old Russell Shayari which has a little bit of nuttyness to it to really compliment the mushroom, coconut, and lime in the cocktail. Then a Porcini Syrup, this is mushroom porcini dust that I made into a syrup. The syrup is made with regular sugar, porcini dust, and a little bit of salt. Next is a Coconut Fig Leaf Syrup. This is coconut milk, fig leaves and then raw sugar. Finally, add a little bit of lime juice.
MEET THE MIXOLOGIST: LONI LEWIS
I just moved back to Savannah about six years ago. I worked for a couple of small restaurants in the Richmond Hill area and then I came to Savannah and worked at The Grey for a year. I worked for a public national distributing company for three and a half years as their staff mixologist. Now, I’m here at Ardsley Station and have been here for six months.
“With Reverence” just won the Chocolate City’s Best Award at the 2021 Chocolate City’s Best Annual Cocktail Competition. (in Washington, DC) It was the first time Lewis entered the competition. They started a small competition a few years back and then made it a national competition for people of color. It’s a stepping-block or pedestal to get people of color to enter competitions that are national so that you get that exposure so that you aren’t nervous or hesitant about applying somewhere else. It’s a great networking opportunity as well. There were people of color from all different parts of the industry.
They say “make a cocktail and tell us a story about you being a minority in the industry and the challenges you face. Tell us about yourself, your experiences, and how the whole week has shaped the cocktail.”