Another Green World

Another Green World at The Getaway. 

The Getaway pays homage to Latin culture with a menu of tropical treats, from Chef Emily Hahn’s spicy chicken empanadas to a steamy bowl of Chilean fish stew. The cocktails created by owner and bartender Genevieve Mashburn pull from Latin America with ingredients like yerba mate, Paranubes rum, and cold brew coffee.

What is it?

Another Green World is a riff on the traditional Pisco sour, but without the egg white and with the addition of yerba mate, made from the leaves of the rain forest holly tree. Yerba mate tastes like an herbaceous tea and is known for its jolt of caffeine. Mashburn steeps the yerba mate in the Pisco for about 20 minutes, infusing the spirit with a smooth iced tea flavor. Suze, a gentian root liqueur, provides the balance of bitters, tasting like a milder version of ginger. And the addition of honey and lemon gives just the right amount of sweet and sour.

What’s the story?

Chewing coca leaves for their stimulating properties has been a part of Peruvian culture for centuries, and Mashburn felt the addition of the highly caffeinated yerba mate was a nod to that tradition and wanted the flavor to be vegetal and herbaceous.

Who’s selling it?

The Getaway

541 King St.

What’s the price?

$10

What’s the flavor?

A frothy top created by vigorous shaking is sprinkled with the dust of yerba mate, providing a strong up-front tea flavor. The sweetness of the honey is quickly subsumed by a tart lemon flavor. Overall, it’s a clever riff on the traditional pisco sour.

— Stephanie Barna

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