Seasonal Sips: Lovely Loretta

Meaghan Sinclair and Harmony Dawn, the women behind Booze Époque, a Somerville-based boutique cocktail company, are all about handcrafting beautiful and delicious drinks for their clients. And each month they write a seasonally appropriate recipe for Beat readers.

In this cocktail, Booze Époque used ginger and honey as aphrodisiacs, making it the perfect drink for Valentine’s Day! They originally made this drink for their client Meg for her birthday and it’s a lovely way to celebrate any occasion.

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1½ ounces Del Maguey Vida Mezcal
1 ounce honey syrup (1 part honey to 1 part water)
1 ounce fresh lemon juice
¼ ounce freshly juiced ginger root (you can do this in any juicer)

Dip moistened rim of glass into 1:1 sugar/salt mixture. (If you want to get fancy we suggest Thai ginger salt from Soluna Garden Farm in Winchester).

Combine remaining ingredients in shaker and shake over ice. Strain into glass. Garnish with fresh ginger root and a nasturtium blossom.

P.S. Want Sinclair and Dawn to make amazing drinks like this just for you? They’re available for hire for your next party, wedding or event of any kind!

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