Last week we highlighted long time Deer Valley bartender Bonnie Ulmer. Three time Park City Cocktail Contest winner, we wanted to know the secret behind the mixology at Deer Valley.
Next time you dine with us at Royal Street Cafe and try the daily drink special, you can be assured it contains the freshest and most local of ingredients. Each week Bonnie and the Royal Street staff search the local farmers markets for fresh fruit and herbs to incorporate into their drinks. Don’t be surprised if the mint or rosemary in your drink was even grown right here at Deer Valley or in one of our talented chef’s back yards.
“We try to stay local, whether it’s honey from Beehive Honey or whiskey from High West, we really like to incorporate that into our drink specials” says Bonnie.
Have some fresh mint lying around? Bonnie recommends trying her 2010 Park City Cocktail Contest winner her Limoncello Ginger Cocktail, available at Royal Street Café.
Yields: 1 Drink
2 Lemon Wedges
1 oz. High West Vodka
1 oz. Domain De Canton Ginger Liqueur
½ oz. Limoncello
2 oz. fresh lemonade
In a tall Collins glass, muddle 2 lemon wedges in a splash of ginger ale. Fill glass with ice, add vodka, ginger liqueur, Limoncello and 2 oz. fresh lemonade (Use “Simply Lemonade” if you don’t want to make fresh). Top with ginger ale and stir. Garnish with fresh mint and lemon wheel. Get comfy and enjoy!!