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.
A French aperitif distilled with gentian roots from the Auvergne volcano; 20% ABV.
Also refered to as French vermouth, these are (usually) colorless vermouths that have not been sweetened, containing less than 4% sugar.
The liquid produced from distilling bitter-orange blossoms, extracting their orange flavored essential oils. Famously used in the Ramos Gin Fizz as wells as other cocktails that a modern riffs or otherwise completely unrelated.
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 all ingredients except the orange flower water in a mixing glass with ice and stir until ice cold. Lightly spray a frosted coupe with the orange flower water (or wash the glass with it). Strain the cocktail into the coupe. Twist a lemon peel over the glass to extract the oils; discard the peel. #stir #straight
I’m a lover of floral drinks. -Lauren McLaughlin