An ongoing tradition at GreenerU is the "cocktail du quartier," shared with team trivia winners at company all-hands meetings. Below are some of our recent favorites.
Combine ingredients and shake with ice. Pour into coupe glass and garnish with lavender.
* To make spiced pineapple shrub, heat 1/2 cup brown sugar with 1 cup sliced pineapple chunks with 1 tsp whole cloves and two cinnamon sticks over medium for 10-15 minutes until caramelized. Add 1 cup of water, bring to a boil, and reduce heat to simmer for 15 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool. Add 1/2–1 cup apple cider vinegar to taste, cover, and store in refrigerator for 48 hours. Strain solids.
Combine in cocktail shaker with ice. Serve in chilled margarita glass garnished with lime wheel.
* To make honey thyme simple syrup, bring 1 cup of water to a boil. Add a solid handful of fresh thyme and 1 cup of honey. Turn off heat and allow to steep for 10 minutes. Stir and strain.
Shake with ice and serve in a chilled martini glass. Garnish with mint leaf or lime slice. Serves 3–4.