Getaway x The Botanist Gin

Cheers to Summer Fridays: Discover Seasonal Cocktail Recipes from our friends at The Botanist.

Distilled from a unique combination of 22 wild, hand-foraged botanicals, The Botanist Islay Dry Gin is the perfect spirit to enjoy during a weekend escape to nature. We gathered a few of our favorite riffs on the summertime classic gin + tonic cocktail as the ideal accompaniments to your next weekend Getaway.

The Botanist & Tonic with Seasonal Garnish

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz – The Botanist Islay Dry Gin 
  • Premium tonic water, to taste
  • Seasonal garnish – lemon peel, thyme, rosemary, mint, chamomile

Directions:

Pour gin into an ice-filled highball. Add premium tonic water to your taste. Garnish with local + seasonal herbs and fruit.

The Botanist Black Cherry & Tonic 

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 oz The Botanist Islay Dry Gin
  • 0.5 oz black cherry syrup
  • 0.5 oz fresh lemon juice
  • Premium tonic water, to taste

Directions: 

Combine liquid into a highball over ice. Add premium tonic water to your taste and stir. Garnish with lemon peel and black cherry.

To make black cherry syrup:

Combine 1 cup sugar, 1 cup water and 1 cup fresh black cherries (de-stemmed, pitted, and halved) in a shallow pan and place on stove top over low to medium heat. Heat and stir to dissolve sugar. Simmer for 10-15 minutes or until cherries start to break down. Strain mixture through a fine mesh cone or cheesecloth. Bottle syrup and store in refrigerator for up to 10 days. 

The Botanist Ginger Lemongrass & Tonic

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 oz The Botanist Islay Dry Gin
  • 0.75 oz ginger lemongrass syrup
  • 0.75 oz fresh lemon juice
  • Premium tonic water, to taste

Directions:

Combine liquid into a highball over ice. Add premium tonic water to taste and stir. Garnish with lemongrass stalk or diced lemongrass alongside a fresh lemon wheel.

To Make Ginger Lemongrass Syrup:

Bring 6 oz of water to a boil. Add 2 oz diced lemongrass and 2 oz diced ginger for two minutes, stirring continuously. Add 4 oz of sugar and whisk to dissolve. Turn off heat and let sit for 20 minutes. 

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