Alkali Rye Gift Boxes are a collection of our favorite bottles, sweets, recipes, and stories from years spent in the beverage world. A perfect gift for a cocktail lover (or yourself!)
The Backstroke Cocktail Story
I generally order two cocktails, a martini or a mezcal margarita. This cocktail is a play on the reverse martini. When creating the opening the bar menu for Bombera this was the first drink I put on. The Istine Rosata Vermouth gives this cocktail a pretty pink hue that contrasts beautifully with the Castelvetrano olive. I love drinking this in the summer or before dinner when I want a spirit forward cocktail that's just a tad less boozy. Garnish with a twist or olive.
Included: Istine Rose vermouth, Condessa Prickly Pear & Orange Blossom Gin, Manzanilla Olives, Cocktail Picks, Alkali Rye Mission, and recipe card.