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Youtube “44 º North Vodka | Farm to Glass Cocktails | Alavita”

At Boise, Idaho’s Alavita, they believe great food need not be too convoluted or overwrought, but rather fresh, uncomplicated, relatable and well executed to get out of the way of the local ingredients and find pleasure in their natural flavors and qualities. In the vein of a traditional Italian osteria as a casual, local gathering place (An Italian Joint) to discover food, friends, wine, and creative libations, their menu reflects a new twist on Italian fare and cocktails that are inspired by local, regional ingredients. In this episode of Farm to Glass Cocktails, Mixologist Royce Johnson creates for us—Spring’s Alibi.

Spring’s Alibi:

– 1oz Grapefruit Juice
– .25oz Green Chartreuse
– 1.5oz 44º North Magic Valley Winter Wheat Vodka
– .25oz Lime Juice
– .5oz Black Pepper Simple Syrup*
– Shake with Ice
– Strain into Glass
– Garnish with Basil Leaf

*Black Pepper Simple Syrup:

– 1 C. Water
– 1 C. Sugar
– 1 Tbsp. fresh cracked black pepper
– Bring water to a simmer, add sugar and black pepper, stir till sugar is dissolved. Let simmer for 20 minutes. Strain out remaining pepper and let cool.

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