If you’re trying to scramble up something for tonight’s Labor Day party at the very last minute and buying something at a local supermarket trying on to pass as something homemade has already crossed your desperate mind than take a breath, here’s a fast and simple solution. This cocktail and salad combo will surely impress your guests.
5 Green Grapes
2 Italian Sweet Basil Leaves
1 ½ oz G’vine Gin
½ oz Fresh Lime Juice
¼ oz Simple syrup
½ oz Martini & Rossi Bianco Vermouth
Muddle the first four ingredients, add G’Vine, Vermouth, ice, shake, and strain through a fine mesh strainer into a martini glass. Garnish with an edible flower.
G’VINE RICE SALAD
1 box wild grain rice
Handful of toasted pine nuts
Leftover basil leaves from G’inyard cocktail
Leftover grapes from G’inyard cocktail
1 Batch G’Vine Dressing (recipe below)
Shaved gruyere cheese
Combine first four ingredients in a large bowl. Toss with G’Vine dressing and top with shaved gruyere cheese.
1 oz. G’Vine Gin
¼ oz. vermouth
½ oz. lime juice
1 oz. olive oil