Storytelling is at the heart of cocktailing and with CHILLED’s next installment of Mixing with NOLET’S Silver Gin, we again tap into the CHILLED 100 influencer network to connect the past and the present but with an eye to the future. Mixologists have embraced gin cocktails as the Wave of the Future and NOLET’S Silver Gin embodies a spirit that’s capable of producing legendary drinks.
In the last installment of our series, one of Miami’s most ambitious and accomplished mixologists, and a proud member of the CHILLED 100, takes craft to the next level with an out of the box cocktail that casts a healthy spin on the three ingredient Gimlet. Incorporating a fresh seasonal vegetable and an herbaceous spice, this is a drink that will be craved after your late day jog.
My Herbal Garden
By Tyler Ridgeway
With the clean, crisp citrus botanicals of NOLET’S GIN, what’s better than to pair it with earthy vegetal notes? With seasonal ingredients readily available, this savory vegetal cocktail is ready for any summer day, rain or shine.
- 1 1/2 oz. NOLET’S Silver Gin
- 3/4 oz. Fresh Snap Pea Juice*
- 3/4 oz. Ginger Syrup**
- 3/4 oz. Fresh Lime Juice
- 3 dashes Celery Bitters
- 1 good sprig of Fresh Oregano
Garnish: Half rim of grated pink Himalayan Salt and Oregano mixture.
Preparation: Combine all ingredients in shaker tin and shake vigorously for 10 seconds. Fine strain into a cocktail glass that’s been half-rimmed with a pink salt and fresh oregano mixture. Garnish with a sprig of fresh oregano.
Run fresh snap peas thru a juice extractor, strain for clean texture.
Run a stalk of fresh ginger through a juice extractor. Infuse into two cups of simple syrup.
Meet Tyler Ridgeway
CHILLED 100 Member, Miami
At 28 years old, Tyler Ridgeway has made his way around some of South Beach’s most renowned hotels and bars.
Tutored by the legendary John Lermayer and well-known Barman Nick Nistico, in a short two years he advanced to bar manager at Khong River House under corporate mixologist Josh Holliday. After it closed, he landed at Isaac Grillos’ cool, non-pretentious craft cocktail bar, Repour Bar, where craft cocktails became his specialty.
He is super psyched to launch his small batch craft tonic mixers, Tyler’s Tonics. Now as bar manager at Miami Beach’s legendary Purdy Lounge, he uses his time to develop and work on the success of his business.
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