The Grove Fairy


The Grove Fairy

Inspired by poetic fairy tales, the Grove Fairy cocktail takes you into a magical forest of whisky, apple and warm spice.

The happily ever after at the end of this fairy tale? A frozen crabapple taken from Ripplecove’s own grove for an unexpected burst of flavor as you sip.

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The Grove Fairy

Created at Ripplecove Lakefront Hotel & Spa by Mixologist Kevan Webster. Notes from Joris Larigaldie, Executive Chef at Ripplecove:

“The crabapples are quite small and we froze them whole to use as ice cubes. When creating this cocktail, we imagined what kind of cocktail a fairy would be drinking in a grove. This is why we decided to also blend a little bit of the tea with a bit of sugar and salt to decorate the glass and call it fairy dust.”

"As you enjoy the cocktail, the crabapple will melt a bit, releasing more flavor rather than diluting the drink.”

Servings: 1 Cocktail

Keywords: Mixology, Cocktail, Holiday

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 0 mins
  • Total Time: 10 mins


  • 2 oz. TEALEAVES Organic Sugar Plum Fairy Loose Leaf Tea, iced
  • 1 oz. Southern Comfort
  • ¾ oz. Berentzen Apple
  • 1 Lemon, zested
  • 1 Crab Apple, frozen
  • Instructions

    1. Chill a Martini glass with ice.
    2. Fill a shaker with the Southern comfort, Berentzen, iced tea and a generous amount of crushed ice. Shake vigorously for 30 seconds.
    3. Empty the martini glass of the ice, and add the frozen crab-apple.
    4. Strain the cocktail mix into the glass.
    5. Cut a piece of lemon zest, warm it gently by a flame, then bend it forward to ignite the essence. Add the peel to the cocktail glass.


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