Passport to the Herbal Cocktail Trail
Capitalizing on its reputation as the Herbal Capital of Ohio, Gahanna created the Herbal Cocktail Trail.
Infusing herbs into a variety of cocktails created specifically for the trail, several establishments shake up their creations to celebrate and share this itinerary.
The cocktails on the trail come from eight different spots in Gahanna. Several of them in downtown Gahanna are easily visited by walking. But, beware that quaffing too many of these drinks might make walking difficult. Like me, you can plan according to your tolerance or maybe share the drinks with a friend. A little bird told us that some people had completed the trail within a few days of its official launch on February 1, 2017. And how did anybody know this? Well, if you sample just six of the cocktails and get a stamp in your Herbal Cocktail Trail Passport, you can cash that in for a commemorative glass. But who wants to stop at just six? And who doesn't want to win a prize?
Your passport has a description of each drink, so it's easy to choose which concoctions you would like to sample. Do you fancy lavender, mint or basil in your drink? There are several options with those ingredients. Do you prefer vodka, gin or rum? You have options in those spirits, too. As for me, I thought it best to give equal consideration and chose a variety of them all.
The special herbal cocktails appeal to all tastes. Some are gin based, others vodka based. Several contain ginger beer. All, of course, contain an herbal infusion. My favorite? I won't tell, but I did try several of them. The passport destinations include: 101 Beer Kitchen, Kindred Artisan Ales, Somedays Bistro & Wine Bar, The Old Bag of Nails Pub, Arepazo Tapas & Wine, Barrel & Boar, Signatures and Pigskin Brewing Co.
And they all serve food as well. Not only was the Herbal Cocktail Trail an ideal way to try new concoctions, it also was a way to discover serval local restaurants.
Raise your glass and cheers to the Gahanna Herbal Cocktail Trail!