Foreward March

Ahh, spring! Finally.

Spring conjures up images of budding trees, fresh green grass and...allergies. But we digress. 

What spring means when it comes to cocktails is putting aside the whiskey and bourbon and picking up some lighter spirits like gin. Corsair Gin is one of our favorites. Made right here in Nashville, it's won a shit-ton of awards - and for good reason. It's made in small batches in a copper pot still with a somewhat unusual blend of botanicals. This makes the end result lighter than many more traditional gins with a citrusy finish. 

And besides being delicious on its own, Corsair Gin is an excellent mixing partner in cocktails, as its subtle flavor does not overwhelm other ingredients. 

equipment:

cocktail mixing glass
bar spoon
strainer
rocks glass

ingredients:

2 oz Corsair Gin
1 oz Chartreuse
.5 oz Eli Mason Gomme Syrup (or simple syrup)
1.5 oz chilled Champagne


method:

Add gin, Chartreuse and gomme syrup to a cocktail mixing glass before filling with ice. Stir for 20-30 seconds to chill. Strain into a rocks glass with fresh ice and top with chilled champagne.