The Cat’s Meow at The Ocean Room

You know it has to be good if we are naming it The Cat’s Meow! Now that the beet has gone on, Bartender Lelsy Oliver presented this next cocktail that truly speaks for itself! The Cat’s Meow…

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Photo collage of The Cat’s Meow!

“You know spring has sprung when strawberries start to fill the farmers stand,” said Lesly. Recently, she visited Ambrose Farms during their ‘U Pick’ season and gathered bushels of fresh, off the vine strawberries to incorporate in her new beverage.

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Fresh strawberries at Ambrose Farms

Two bushels of strawberries, ready for The Cat’s Meow!


“I wanted to create a refreshing cocktail using local strawberries and Carpano Bianco Vermouth. Vermouth is probably the most under-appreciated alcohol in the world. It has everything required to make a balanced cocktail. It was originally used for medicinal purposes but is mostly known as an *aperitif. In The Cat’s Meow I have juiced local strawberries and fresh lemon, added lavender bitters and house made grenadine. To finish this delicious cocktail off I rimmed the glass with lavender sugar and a strawberry. And let me tell you… this is indeed The Cat’s Meow!”


*Bartenders note: aperitif- a before dinner drink used to open the senses to create an appetite.