By Gabby Richman / Photo by Debby Wolvos
New to The Colony this month, Farm & Craft is bringing a healthy and sustainable menu of food and drinks in a modern farm, contemporary space. During the day, you’ll find a fast-casual concept and at night, the spot turns into a full-service restaurant. Farm & Craft is turning their focus to something you might not typically find at a health-focused eatery – cocktails.
The spot offers organic spirits, craft beer and wine, and a unique cocktail menu, boasting options made with kombucha and cold-pressed juice, bringing a whole new meaning to feel good fresh ingredients.
“It is a natural fit for us and the healthy lifestyle nature of our restaurant,” explains Farm & Craft President Darryl Cuilla of fusing their healthy approach with alcoholic beverages. “We feel that no one is really embracing the fresh-pressed juice and spirit cocktail niche like we have.”
The restaurant’s team spent years (their Old Town Scottsdale location opened in 2016) concocting different juices with spirits to find the perfect mixtures. One particular standout is The Cure ($12), pairing two unlikely ingredients: vodka and kale. Surprisingly, it’s a match made in heaven.
With a name like The Cure, it’s natural to wonder, what exactly is this sipper going to cure?
“The unique properties of the drink are to heal (kale juice is heavy in antioxidants), sooth (coconut water is high in potassium) and recover (cucumber eases a hangover) we have personally experimented with this and it worked for us,” Cuilla says.
The bright green creation tastes as refreshing as it looks, with sweet and sour notes, including hints of kale and cucumber, with a slight coconut finish. It’s made with Square One Botanical Vodka, fresh cucumber and kale juice, coconut water, lime juice and Organic Agave Nectar.
Farm & Craft, 5538 North 7th St., Phoenix; www.ilovefarmandcraft.com.