Drink Thyme - Herbs bring out the soul of summer cocktails

The Oklahoma Gazette, August 3rd, 2011


Herbs bring out the soul of summer cocktails. Heide Brandes August 3rd, 2011

At the Cheever’s Cafe bar, Ariana Khalilian pulled out the plastic squeeze container containing a mixture of simple syrup and the pulverized essence of cilantro.

She squeezed the syrup into a tumbler of ice, mixed in a fresh dash of mandarin vodka and a generous pour of something citrus, and the cilantro cocktail was born. A clear, fresh drink made grass-green by the bits of floating herbs, it tasted just like summer.