Posted on March 11 2021
Move over christmas, Balsam brings new excitement to a summer classic.
When incorporating evergreen flavours in cocktails, it's great to start by looking at where they already occur. Gin, with its heart of juniper, is our most familiar evergreen flavoured spirit. One classic cocktail combination is Gin and Lime, where the citrus notes of lime and the resinous notes of juniper complement each other extremely well. Adding Balsam Syrup into the mix takes this melange of flavours to the next level.
Balsam Gimlet (1 serving):
2 and 1/2 Ounces gin
1/2 Ounce lime juice, freshly squeezed
1/2 - 3/4 ounce Balsam syrup depending on desired sweetness
Shake with ice, strain and serve in a coupe
Garnish with dried spruce, cedar or balsam.
Get creative and try adding some Cedar Cherry Bark Bitters or Forest Fire Bitters, which will add more evergreen depth and a hint of smokiness to your drink.
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