After just one sip I was ready to announce the Winter Sur at Post Ranch Inn‘s eminent restaurant, Sierra Mar, Lady Holiday‘s Drink Of The Year. I quickly realized the refreshing cocktail—with an organic vodka base and locally sourced orange and lemon juices and a sugar rim dusted with Buddha’s hand rind—had a moniker for the winter season and retreated to naming it Drink Of The Season. Turns out we weren’t the only ones loving the Winter Sur. “It’s been so well received we’re keeping it on the menu and modifying it per season,” Sarah Kabat, manager and sommelier at Sierra Mar shared with us.
Perched on a cliff in Big Sur, California, Sierra Mar boasts almost 180-degree ocean views 1,200 feet above the Pacific. The property is renowned for its tranquil healing effects and Sierra Mar’s chef, John Cox, leads a team who are enthusiastically in the pursuit of serving local and micro regional ingredients in original and inventive ways. The Winter Sur is a classic example of how a few seasonally ripe and locally grown ingredients can come together to produce a harmony of incredible flavor.
So, we’re delighted to announce the Winter Sur at Sierra Mar, Post Ranch Inn Lady Holiday’s Drink Of The Year. To celebrate, we asked Sarah if she’d share the delicious recipe with our readers. We highly suggest visiting Sierra Mar in picturesque Big Sur, California just for the experience itself, but when you mix this recipe at home be sure to try sourcing all ingredients locally—you’ll truly taste the difference! Enjoy!
Photography by Aaron R. Thomas, photo of Winter Sur courtesy of Post Ranch Inn.