G.D. Collins with David Allison June 05, 2015 13:23

What's summer without a cocktail? David Allison visits us with a Collins using our Pickled Balsamic Grapes, gin (gin for the win!), and a little cabernet- for a refreshing and refined take on the classic. What's G.D. stand for? Gosh Darn for us, but it can be whatever your heart desires! Mix one up and enjoy the weekend- cheers!

The G.D. (Gosh Darn) Collins


2 oz. gin (I used Hendrick's, I like how the botanicals play with the pickled grape)
1 oz. fresh lemon juice
1/2 oz. simple syrup
1/2 oz. red wine (I used Cabernet Sauvignon)
3 Kansas City Canning Co. Pickled Balsamic Grapes
2 dashes pickling liquid from grapes
lemon wheel
club soda

Mix gin, lemon juice, simple syrup, pickle juice in glass with ice, stir and strain into collins glass with fresh ice. Top with club soda, float red wine over the back of a spoon on top. Garnish with lemon and skewer of grapes.

David Allison is a photographer who enjoys a focus on shooting & styling food. A seasoned veteran of the KCMO restaurant scene, follow his antics around town on Instagram @chimpchomp. Explore more of his incredible work at davidallison.prosite.com. A creative chef in his own right, he creates dishes at home embracing his love for local ingredients embracing the aesthetic, flavor and balance of good food and drink.