As savory cocktails have been gaining traction, Caer Maiko, bar manager of Austin’s DrinkWell and co-founder of Daijoubu Pop Up, has found that snap peas can add “a garden-fresh note” akin to celery, without overpowering. She uses a snap pea shrub made with vinegar and mint in her Tendril Loving Care, a Collins-style drink incorporating gin and olive oil–washed blanco tequila, garnished with pea shoots and mint. “The future of cocktails seems to be leaning more and more toward savory items,” says Maiko. “Snap peas can walk the line between sweet and savory in the same cocktail.”
NB: Maiko notes that this recipe can easily be made non-alcoholic by substituting Seedlip Garden in lieu of the gin and tequila.