Micah Olson's Dixie's Delight

Micah Olson's a true believer in the craft of a cocktail. And he's a big fan of gin.

Luckily for us, he also likes tequila, and it shows in his Dixie's Delight, a special he served up last weekend. You can catch Olson again this Friday at Cycle, downtown's pop-up restaurant in the Lexington Hotel.

With Olson, no ingredient is left untried (he later convinced us that even basil in a martini was a pretty good idea). And he doesn't hesitate between mixing up traditional and experimental orders including the Pendennis Club and North Shore Swizzle -- each with fresh juice, shaken or stirred.

See his recipe for Dixie's Delight after the jump ...

Dixie's Delight:

1 strawberry muddled
2 oz El Tesoro Reposado
1/2 oz Aperol
3/4 oz fresh lime juice
3/4 oz simple syrup
4 dashes orange flower water
1 oz club soda

Shake all ingredients except soda with ice. Double-strain into ice-filled Collins glass. Top with club soda. Garnish with strawberry slice.

Cycle is at 1100 N. Central Aveune. For hours and more info, check out the Cycle website.

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