Deep Blue Sea

2 oz
A spirit whose flavor profile revolves around juniper berries. Originally from the Middles Ages, modern gin is a derivative of the Dutch drink jenever (genever). You can make a home-made gin by simply infusing vodka. There are a large number of recipes online.
0.75 oz
A quinine-laced Moscato wine base aperitif produced in Italy. It is a variety of Americano wine that uses gentian root as the primary ingredient.
0.25 oz
A syrup made violet flower extract. You can make it yourself by basically making a violet bud tea and then adding sugar by mass. We always use 1:1 syrup unless otherwise noted in the recipe itself.
2 dash
A bitters made from Seville oranges, cardamom, caraway seed, coriander and burnt sugar.
1 twist
A yellow citrus fruit. The peel is often used as a garnish while the juice incorporated into the drink for a tart flavor profile (citric acid).

Combine the gin, Cocchi, syrup, and bitters in a mixing glass filled with ice. Stir until chilled. Strain into a frozen coupe and garnish with a lemon twist. #stir #straight

For the violet syrup: 2 oz gin, 1 oz commercial violet syrup (Monin), 1 oz Simple Syrup. Combine in a container and stir until blended. Makes 1/2 cup.

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