One of Bellingham’s secrets is Övn, the Fairhaven pizza purveyor, also serves exquisite craft cocktails along with a water view at their restaurant.
Master experimenter and bar manager Karly Steffen named this colorful drink for 14th century King Charles V. Historians say the French king had one of the first and largest strawberry gardens in the world. The Charlie’s flavors, both strong and subtle, are strung together by a unique strawberry-balsamic gastrique.
Order the Charlie and the sooth-ing mint coolness punctures your nostrils and clears your throat just as the drink hits your tongue. Tart lemon, strawberry and Lambrusco emerge, with an underlying herbal sensation of elderflower liqueur.
Steffen suggests pairing Charlie with their Sebba pizza for the complete fruit-and-herb experience. With soft twinkly lights and 1930s silent films playing on the wall, Övn offers a dine-and-drink experience hard to replicate.
Ingredients: Vodka, elderflower liqueur, lemon juice, strawberry-balsamic gastrique, mint, Lambrusco. $10.95
1148 10th St., Bellingham
360.393.4327 | ovnwoodfiredpizza.com
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