Top Chef Alum's Ginger Cocktail Recipe
Sundy House's Micheal Richards worked closely with Executive Chef Lindsay Autry for this garden-inspired libation.

Lindsay Autry finished third on Season 9 of Top Chef, but there is nothing third rate about this powerhouse touque. Autry collaborated with her Beverage Manager, Micheal Richards, to create a garden-inspired cocktail straight from their impressive Taru Gardens. “The gardens at Sundy House are filled with beautiful, unusual flowers and fruits that make for interesting and deliciously different cocktails,” said Chef Lindsay Autry.

Taru Gardens is a non-profit living species museum and garden located in what used to be the barren parking lot of Sundy House; the Delray Beach restraurant where Autry is Executive Chef. If you don't live close enough to sip on their latest cocktail creation, Grove Street, don't fear: the recipe is here! 

If you can't find ginger flowers, we'd suggest substituting them for half the amount of ginger root. 

Grove Street Cocktail Recipe   
       1 oz. lemon balm rum
       1 oz. grapefruit cordial
      .5 oz. ginger flower vodka*
      .5 oz. lime juice
       1 oz. sparkling wine 
       5 dashes Bittermens Burlesque Bitters

Combine all ingredients, except sparkling wine. Shake and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.  Top with sparkling wine.

   *To make ginger flower vodka:
      1 lb of assorted ginger flowers 
      2 bottles of vodka (25.30 oz.) 

Combine in a clear bottle and let infuse for 72 hours. Strain through a fine strainer with cheesecloth at least twice.

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Sundy House is located at 106 South Swinton, Delray Beach, FL 33444.