Nature's Classroom
Patrick Reynolds

Isla Vista wasn’t always so bleak.

Growing up there in the 1980s, I can remember sun-drenched beach days from Ellwood to Campus Point, wild fennel growing in the marshes, the smell of eucalyptus as thousands of monarch butterflies danced around the tall trees, and tidepools that could make any Good Land child feel like Jacques Cousteau.

This week’s drink is inspired by the balance of nature’s teachings. Cheers!

Nature’s Classroom

2 oz. Rye

1 oz. Plum Shrub (6 parts cold pressed plum syrup to 1 part cider vinegar)

Fennel top

Combine all in snifter and garnish with fennel top.


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