The Golden Year From Hunky Dory

hunky dory golden yearAt Hunky Dory, Claire Sprouse puts sustainability at the forefront of the bar’s cocktail program. In this recipe, she uses a sunflower orgeat instead of the traditional almond-based version because almonds require more water to grow than sunflowers.

1½ oz. bourbon (Sprouse uses Wild Turkey 101)
½ oz. Cynar
1 oz. sunflower seed orgeat
½ oz. fresh lemon juice
Tools: shaker, strainer
Glass: white mug
Garnish: dried sunflower and marigold petals (optional)

Combine ingredients in a shaker tin and shake with pebble ice. Dump contents into glass and pack full with more pebble ice. Garnish.

Sunflower Seed Orgeat: Combine 400 grams of hot water,
 200 grams of sugar and 150 grams of sunflower seeds, unsalted & roasted
. Blend the ingredients until smooth, then strain. Makes 1 quart.

Claire Sprouse, Hunky Dory, Brooklyn

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