You don’t need to be a Walt Whitman fan to enjoy this version of the Leaves of Grass at Michelin-starred restaurant, The Finch in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn. The drink brings together Bison Grass vodka, Pear Williams eau de vie, lime, chamomile, and Basque cider, which adds a bright effervescence and acidity.


  • 1.5 Ounce Bison Grass Vodka
  • .75 Ounce Lime Juice
  • .5 Ounce Pear Williams Eau de Vie (Williams Pear Brandy)
  • .5 Ounce Chamomile Syrup (equal parts hot chamomile tea + white sugar)
  • Basque Cider (or similar dry cider)


Combine the vodka, lime juice, brandy, and syrup.

Shake and pour into a Collins glass, fill with ice.

Top with Basque Cider or similar dry cider.

Garnish with a sprig of rosemary, tarragon, or similar fresh verdant herb.