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?
47% alcohol by volume; comes in a 750ml bottle.
- contains wheat.