American Dry GinMADE BY GREENHOOK GINSMITHS IN BROOKLYN, NEW YORK
This American dry gin blends sharp juniper with a floral mix of elderflower and chamomile, and a bit of cinnamon spice. It plays well with a wide range of flavors, so it's an awesome choice for the bar cart.
Steven DeAngelo, Greenhook Ginsmiths' head distiller, took a page from 17th-century French perfume-making techniques (oui, vraiment!). Using a mercury vacuum to reduce pressure and lower the temperature in the still, Steven can work at a cooler temperature, which is gentler on the botanicals. He says it creates a “magically purer and more aromatic” gin, and he might be onto something.
tip of the tongue
Flip for this gin fizz: Pour 2 oz American Dry Gin, a splash of lime juice, 1/2 tsp sugar + 1 egg white in a shaker, and shake vigorously for 1 minute to fluff the egg white (earn that drink!). Add ice, then shake again until very cold. Strain into an ice-filled glass and top with club soda. Garnish with a lime slice, or a maraschino cherry.
did you know?
Juniper berries are responsible for the distinct, piney flavor in most gins. In fact, "gin" comes from the Dutch word for juniper, "genever." Who knew?