Gin-Head Style American GinMADE BY CORSAIR ARTISAN DISTILLERY IN BOWLING GREEN, KENTUCKY
This citrusy, flowery gin is super smooth and refreshing. We love the hint of lemongrass that makes this our favorite gin for drinking with Thai food!
Corsair is most famous for whiskey, but this excellent gin might change that. They use mostly classic botanicals but play with the proportions. And rather than macerating botanicals in the spirits, they suspend them in a basket near the top of the still (aka a "gin-head"), and the alcoholic vapors are forced through the basket as they rise in the still.
This gin mixes well in cocktails, but it's surprisingly easy to sip on the rocks.
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Play up the lemongrass flavors in this gin with a Soho Cocktail: Combine 1 sprig mint and a chopped 1-inch piece of lemongrass* in the bottom of a cocktail shaker and muddle. Add 2 oz Gin-Head American Style Gin, 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger, 1 oz agave nectar or simple syrup, 1 oz freshly squeezed lime juice and lots of ice. Shake until very cold. Strain into a tall, ice-filled glass and top with 2 oz ginger ale. Garnish with a lime wheel.
* Fresh lemongrass is available at Asian supermarkets, speciality stores and seasonally at some farmer's markets. Wrapped in a damp paper towel in a plastic bag and stored in the fridge, it will keep for up to two weeks.
Did you know?
Gin can be infused with a wide variety of botanicals, but it MUST contain juniper berries, which are responsible for that distinct, piney, gin-y flavor.