The evolving drinks list at Sugarcane (slogan: "Live healthy, drink better") is interesting — the brand-new bar uses fresh, organic ingredients in its standard and its unique cocktails. (Even the straws are made out of recyclable, corn-based material, no bullshit.) I ordered my friend a Scarlet Letter, a house creation that had a strong, smoky bourbon flavor befitting a lawyer and delicate, flowery undertones befitting someone who used to have pierced nipples. The green-hued, television-free inside of the place is soothing, but we decided to grab a picnic table on the parking lot patio where we could sweat out all the tainted alcohol we'd had in the past few days and replace it with organic booze. And half a pack of light cigarettes. Here's to your health.
1½ ounces Maker's Mark bourbon
½ ounce Crism organic hibiscus liqueur
½ ounce St. Germain elderflower liqueur
Splash of lemon juice
Combine ingredients over ice in a shaker. Shake gently and strain into a cocktail glass.