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The Cooperage Gin & Tonic

The Cooperage Gin & Tonic


2 oz. gin
3 juniper berries
1 lime segment
1 California bay leaf
1 sage leaf
3 to 6 oz. tonic water
3 microflower marigolds

The Cooperage American Grille in Lafayette works directly with local farmers to acquire the freshest ingredients for its food and cocktail menus. Bar manager Diana Petralia describes this No. 1 selling gin and tonic as "an arboretum in a glass." It includes California bay leaves from local Napa Mountain spice company.


Place ice in a red wine glass. Pour gin on top of ice. Add berries, lime, bay leaf and sage. Pour in tonic water to taste. Place marigolds to float on top.

Serves 1