Signature
Marisa Chafetz / Supercall

Vodka • Sweet
The Marigold

This tall, golden cocktail is a Bees Knees variation taken to extremes. Created by Jacob Racusin at The Snug in San Francisco, it combines marigold-infused vodka with honey, bee pollen, lemon juice and rose water. “The connection between bees, honey and flowers just seemed like a natural fit to me,” Racusin says. Marigold petals impart a subtle floral flavor to the vodka, as well as a glowing, yellow hue. Shaken and served over crushed ice with a garnish of marigold petals and a piece of honeycomb, this cocktail is the essence of flower power. Serve it at your next brunch or springtime dinner party and prepare for a standing ovation.

Note: When making marigold-infused vodka, be sure to use organic flowers. “Otherwise there will be unwanted chemicals on them,” Racusin warns.

The Essentials

Marigold-Infused Vodka
fresh Lemon Juice
Bee Pollen Honey
The Details
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Ingredients

1.5 oz Marigold-Infused Vodka
.75 oz fresh Lemon Juice
.5 oz Bee Pollen Honey
1 dash Rose Water (3:1 rose water to water)
marigold petals and a piece of honeycomb, for garnish

Method

  • Add all ingredients save for the garnish to a shaker with ice.
  • Briefly shake hard.
  • Strain into a glass filled with crushed ice.
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Marigold-Infused Vodka
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Ingredients

450 grams Organic Marigolds
1 liter vodka

Method

  • Take the petals from organically grown marigolds, removing the stems.
  • Add petals to vodka in a large Mason jar and let infuse for two weeks.
  • Strain petals out.
Bee Pollen Honey
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Ingredients

40 grams bee pollen
1 Cup Water
2 cups honey

Method

  • In a pot, heat bee pollen with water and honey, and stir until pollen dissolves.
  • Strain out any remaining solids and store in a jar.