Gin. Likely the most misunderstood and under-appreciated booze out there today, well at least here in the South.
There are many different varieties of gin, and each has its own flavor and profile. Some are significantly more fragrant and flavorful than others, with notes of juniper in the forefront. Others use botanicals like cucumber and rose to impart a more subtle flavor.
What's great about gin is that it has the mix-ability of a clear spirit and the complexity of a brown spirit. While we LOVE making cocktails with gin, a great gin really could simply be sipped neat or with single cube or two.
This simple cocktail takes Bols Genever Gin, made with the original 1820 recipe, and pairs it with a few pantry staples to create this slightly sweet and very delicious cocktail.
cocktail mixing glass
rocks or old fashioned glass
2 oz Bols Genever Gin
1 oz Cocchi Rosa
.5 oz Luxardo Maraschino liqueur
.75 oz fresh-squeezed lemon juice
1 dash aromatic bitters
Luxardo cherries for garnish
Combine all the spirits and lemon juice in the mixing glass and fill with ice. Stir to chill for 15-20 seconds. Place 2-3 cubes in your rocks glass and strain cocktail into glass. Add dash of bitters on top and garnish with cherries.