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Creating cocktails with locally harvested seaweed

It sounds weird, but the salty infusion adds a lot to your favorite drink.

PORTLAND, Maine — Liz Smith is a bartender at Lio Restaurant in Portland, where she tries different infusions in cocktails. For Maine Seaweed Week, Liz attempted a drink with locally harvested seaweed. She shares her recipe for "Ironborn."

To infuse the gin:

.5 oz Dulse seaweed

1 750 ml bottle of Hardshore gin

Combine ingredients and allow to infuse for 45 minutes before straining.

1 oz seaweed infused Hardshore gin

1 oz Lustau Fino sherry

1 oz Vermouth di Torino

1 oz Meletti Amaro

Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass. Add ice and stir for 30 seconds. Strain into a couple glass. Garnish with a lemon zest. 

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