• Jarnard Sutton

Behind the Stick with Travis Carter of The Harvest by the Patio

Travis Carter, General Manager at The Havest by the Patio, has been in the industry since the age of 14. Bartendering has given him opportunities to travel, meet awesome people and land bartending gigs in San Diego. Travis has been with The Harvest since they opened up and has been crafting up delicious cocktails. On this episode of Behind the Stick, he utlized Chervona Vodka Spring to create his flavorful and crisp libation called 'I Love Lucy.' which was inspired by the hit TV show and his childhood memories of his Grandma.

I Love Lucy

Courtesy Jarnard Sutton / I Love Lucy / The Harvesty by the Patio

2 oz. Chervona Spring

.5 oz Fresh lemon juice

.5 oz Demerara

.25 oz Fruitlab Orange

1 Egg White

Garnish: Orange bitters and orange peel

What's the story behind the I Love Lucy?

Nostalgia! Sherbet and I love Lucy with my grandmother are two of my fondest memories as a child. Because of the beautiful color Chervona lends, this cocktail comes out a beautiful coral/pink color. Both Lucile Ball and my Grandmother are redheads, so the name kind of just came to me. I know everyone won't have the same story but as long as they are able to connect this cocktail to a memory they can create their own, which is really what cocktailing is all about. Stories.

Describe the taste.

This cocktail tastes like Spring. It is a perfect midday cocktail instead of a rosé that you can have with apps, a salad and some great gossip, ha. It's very balanced, crisp and clean.

What's the key component of this drink?