WEATHER »
Nectar of the Todds

Patrick Reynolds

Nectar of the Todds


Farm-to-Bar: Nectar of the Todds

Gin-Based, Nectarine-Syruped Ode to World Cup and Cocktail Competitions


If ever competition encouraged community, it would be during the games of the World Cup, when entire nations come together to cheer for their finest in an age old battle of strategy, endurance and grace. As all great competitions do, the World Cup encourages us to leave our comfy hobbit holes and seek out those that share in our love for the game.

It is with this inspiration we invite you to come out to Sama Sama Kitchen on Tuesday, August 5, at 6 p.m. for the third installation of the Farm-to-Bar Cocktail Contest, a healthy dose of competition, creativity, and community. It’s the best time to watch our hometown libation legends as they create cocktails using the Santa Barbara Farmers Market and Cutler’s Artisan Spirits’ newest addition to the line up, Mud Creek Ranch Gin.

And to kick it off, here’s my idea of a perfect cocktail to have with fun, friends, and a little sport. It’s a refreshing drink for the interested.

Cheers!

Nectar of the Todds

1 oz. white nectarine cold pressed syrup (see last week’s entry for directions)

1/4 oz. cider vinegar

1/4 oz. Yuzu juice

2 oz. Cutler’s Gin

Garnish with arugula

This story was updated on July 28, 2014, to update the date of the contest from Sunday, August 3, to Tuesday, August 5.

To submit a comment on this article, email letters@independent.com or visit our Facebook page. To submit information to a reporter, email tips@independent.com.



event calendar sponsored by:

School Shooting Threat to Santa Maria Schools Made via Facebook

Further investigation revealed that suspect did not have access to firearms.

Celebration of Life Ceremony Scheduled for Mark “Marky” Meza, Jr.

The 21-year-old former Carpinteria resident was killed in the Borderline shooting.

Jennifer Doudna Talks Gene Editing

She's confident the controversial technology will be used for good.

Phone Scammers Target Businesses

Pretend to have a delivery that just needs some cash or a wire transfer.

Former Ataris Bassist Pleads Guilty to Real Estate Scam

Michael Davenport faces up to 30 years in prison.