For Edible East End’s High Summer Issue, I took a trip to Station in East Quogue; the restaurant promises “Exceptional Food & Drink. No Ceremony.” No ceremony indeed, but jolifications abound. Not your grandmother’s cocktail, jolifications are smile-inducing thirst quenchers imagined by Station mixologist Chris Barry.
Expect one-of-a-kind ingredients laboriously crafted from scratch by Barry such as salted rosemary syrup, and freshly pressed red bell pepper juice and cantaloupe juice. Take a look at Barry’s exotic ingredient list for two of his signature jolifications and see if they might inspire your own DIY cocktail creations.
Grand Poo Bah
Fresh pressed red bell pepper juice
Salted rosemary syrup
Shake, strain, serve on the rocks, garnish w/ rosemary sprig.
Fresh pressed cantaloupe juice
Lavender simple syrup
Shake, fine strain into a chilled cocktail glass.