Tuesday, February 28, 2012

The Ginful Apple Featuring Bilberry Blackhearts Gin and Thatcher's Blood Orange Liqueur

The Ginful Apple

3/4 oz. Thatcher's Blood Orange Liqueur 
1 oz. Indian Summer Apple Juice 
1/2 oz. Simple Syrup (2:1 ratio)
3/4 oz. Fresh Lemon Juice
2 dashes Angostura Orange Bitters
2" cinnamon stick

Combine ingredients in a mixing glass.  Add ice to Boston Shaker, shake ingredients for 10 seconds. Strain into a cocktail glass and garnish with a cinnamon stick.

A perfect "Orchard-to-Glass" representation of all things PURE in Michigan, the Ginful Apple cocktail not only uses Michigan distilled spirits, they are also organic.    This is our contribution to great Lenten cocktails for those who chose to give up something other than spirits for those forty days.

Cocktail recipe adapted and inspired by one of my Kendall College HOS 123 - Mixology student's final exam.  CHEERS and ENJOY!

A clean, crisp and bright organic gin with a more forward fruit flavor profile of fig, black licorice that follows with hints of spice and juniper.   

Tasting Notes: "With every sip you'll enjoy the juicy flavor of an orange freshly picked from the grove, noticing just a hint of fresh raspberry."