Restaurant: Chakra, Paramus, NJ
Creator: Evelyn Ciszak, g.m & beverage director
Inspiration: A multi-dimensional cocktail for the summer.
Key Ingredients: Ford’s Gin, blackberry-thyme shrub mixture and agave
What the Judges Said: “We’re big fans of any drink that incorporates a great drinking vinegar into the mix. In this case, Ciszak mixes apple cider vinegar into a mixture of blackberries, thyme, sugar and water. It’s bracingly delicious when mixed with the gin and cut slightly with the agave. This is a beautifully balanced cocktail with just the right kick.”