I came across this unique-looking beauty on one of my many Instagram cocktail searches. The colours just popped out at me and I knew I had to make it for myself.
Originating from Trick Dog in San Francisco, the Libra is a light herbal cocktail that incorporates some very unique ingredients.
The result is a beautiful-looking and sweet-tasting cocktail. The original calls for tequila, but I used gin for my variation.
2 oz gin
½ oz elderflower liqueur
½ oz tangerine juice
½ oz lime juice
½ oz egg white
Pinch of matcha ground tea
Sprig of dill
In a cocktail shaker, add all the ingredients, except for the dill, and dry shake. Add ice and shake vigorously again. Double strain into a chilled coupe and garnish with a pinch of matcha and a sprig of dill.
The elderflower is prominent here, but so is the strong citrus flavour of the tangerine. It’s definitely on the sweeter side, but the dill hits the nose and adds a very unique flavour to the overall experience. In my opinion, it’s the star of the show.
The beauty of social media outlets like Instagram and Pinterest is the endless sea of ideas at your fingertips. When you find something that piques your interest, run with it and make it your own.