Shake with ice, strain into a cocktail coupe, and garnish with a lime "lawn" twist.
To make the green tea syrup, do a strong steep (1/2 to 2/3 the advised amount of hot water to tea) for 4-5 minutes. Remove teabag or strain out tea leaves, and dissolve in an equal volume of sugar. Refrigerate.
For a Spring-themed drink of the day at Loyal Nine, I thought about my grass coming back in from its Winter slumber as well as figuring out how to fill in bare patches and do in the weeds that were also cropping up. Therefore, I went with the grassiness of green tea syrup and the earthiness of Punt e Mes and paired those with gin botanicals to capture the green blades and the fertile dirt. For a name, I paid tribute to author Richard Brautigan and his 1971 collection of short stories entitled "Revenge of the Lawn." Perhaps Brautigan was on my mind (despite not having read any of his books in years) since I remembered Scott Holliday's Brautigan. The lawn theme was solidified with a lime twist that looked like either a mustache guard or a lawn as it was attached to the side of the coupe glass.