Hot! Hot! Hot! We are having a heat wave (95˚F) in Los Angeles these few days. An iced cold and refreshing cocktail is absolutely needed. I promise this minty, earthy, and slightly sweet drink will cool you down immediately.
A few months ago, Bryan got a bottle of gin from a co-worker. It is called Terroir Gin from St George Spirits and it is made in Northern California. It is one strong and unique gin. Aside from the regular gin ingredients, what makes them unique is they use Douglas fir (Yes, the Christmas tree) and sage. This gives the gin an earthy and woody taste with a hint of citrus.
This gin is so unique that it doesn’t work like a regular gin, so Bryan created this recipe by mixing a little bit of this and a little bit of that. It ended up being fantastic. Honey, mint and a gin with Douglas fir and sage. No drink can represent the Northern California woods better than with these ingredients. Stay cool and enjoy!
The California Woods (Honey and Mint Gin Cocktail)
– 2 fresh mint leaves
– 1½ ounce St. George Terroir Gin
– 2½ teaspoons honey
– 5 ice cubes
– 4 ounce club soda
- In a cocktail shaker, lightly muddle the mint leaves. Add gin, honey and 2 ice cubes. Shake and strain into a desired cocktail glass. Add the soda and add the rest of ice cubes. Serve.
- I highly recommend using St. George Terroir Gin for this drink. It has a unique woody flavor. If you can’t find this gin, try using gin with an earthy note. But keep in mind, other gin just won’t give the same taste.
Want to buy St George Spirtis gin? Check out their website. They have store locator, and they will also help with mail order.