Toast of the Town: an Organic Take on a Tom Collins
Pretty much everything at the EVEN Hotels promotes health and wellness—think eco-friendly products, in-room fitness stations, and an abundance of healthy food choices. This ethos even reaches the hotels' cocktails, like the Garden of EVEN Collins, which, among other things, uses organic vodka.
“This particular vodka is what we call a garden vodka,” says Dianna Stoffer, manager of concepts & innovation for food & beverage at IHG. “It has herbs behind it, that’s why it lends itself so well with this particular drink. We go the extra step by garnishing it with the herbs of the guest’s choice. It’s a twist on a typical Tom Collins, we’re not infusing or anything like that, but when you put that sprig of rosemary or put cilantro in the drink, the taste of the herb’s essence makes it really unique.”
Garden of EVEN Collins
1.5 oz. TRU Organic Garden Vodka
1 oz. fresh lime juice
1 oz. simple syrup
One dash of fennel bitters
Top with club soda
Combine all ingredients and garnish with rosemary, sage, basil, mint, parsley, or cilantro.