Federal Ave. Swizzle

Bartender McLain Hedges created this cocktail at RiNo Yacht Club in The Source hotel to celebrate the city's ethnic diversity. The clean, well-balanced cocktail comes off as both familiar and exotic, and, as Hedges says, "It's a cocktail that feels good to drink."

  • 1 oz Fords gin
  • 1 oz Sake
  • 1 oz Coconut water
  • 1/4 oz Fresh turmeric juice
  • 1/2 oz Fresh lime juice
  • 3/4 oz Eastern medicine syrup*
  • Garnish: Mint sprig
  • Garnish: Lime zest
  1. Combine all the ingredients into a highball glass, fill halfway with crushed ice, and swizzle for 10 seconds.

  2. Top with more crushed ice.

  3. Garnish with a mint sprig and lime zest.

  4. *Eastern medicine syrup: Stir together 1 qt water, 1 qt sugar, 1 chopped 2-inch piece of fresh ginger, 2 makrut lime leaves, 1 tsp rosewater, 10 Korean chili threads, 6 cracked cardamom pods, 2 cracked lemongrass stalks and 10 mint leaves in a pot over medium heat, bring to a simmer, and steep for 1 hour. Chill the syrup, then strain through a cheesecloth or fine-mesh strainer, and store in the refrigerator. Makes 1 qt.

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