Drinking with chickens? Whoever heard of such a thing? And yet, it is strangely appealing. Think: goat yoga, but instead of yoga, cocktails (and cheers to that); instead of goats, beauty-queen California chickens who have the run of Kate Richards’s house and garden. Do you have to have chickens to make these cocktails? Absolutely not. Are photos of cocktails improved by a chicken photo bomb? By any measure, yes.
Kate Richards has a fun, irreverent voice, and she serves up beautiful (highly Instagram-able) cocktails made with veggies, fruits, juices, and other fresh ingredients straight from her garden (or, really, the supermarket; Kate drinks with chickens, so, you know, no judgements here). The fact that her photographs often feature a cute chicken looking sceptical is icing on the cake.
Her cocktails are gorgeous, juicy, and unique, yet still very make-able. You may need to make a flavoured simple syrup or infused vodka first but you do not need a whole liquor cabinet of obscure liqueurs, tinctures and quaffs to produce these bright flavours. The garnishes are fanciful and great to include if you live somewhere that’s warm year-round, like Southern California and have a garden, as Kate does. But if you don’t, you can leave them out and will get no fewer likes in person.