Flowering Vir Gin, featuring Copper Fox Distillery

This drink is full of innuendo, and perfect for a night out with friends. The herbal notes of Copper Fox Distillery’s Vir Gin play well with the floral notes of rose and chamomile; the whole affair is accented with orange, smoothed by vanilla, and a cherry to pop at the end.

Vanilla Sugar
Morello Cherry
1.5 oz Rose-Chamomile Simple Syrup
1.5 oz Copper Fox Distillery’s Vir Gin
2 dashes Orange Bitters
Ice Cubes
Small Orange Peel

Prepare a martini glass by moistening the rim with the cut end of an orange and dipping the rim in Vanilla Sugar, drop the Morello Cherry in the glass. Combine the Rose-Chamomile Syrup, Copper Fox Vir Gin, Orange Bitters, and Ice; stir for 20-25 seconds. Strain, neatly, into prepared glass. Squeeze the Orange Peel to spray oils onto the surface of the drink, drop peel into the drink.

Luke Brigham of Nouvelle Restaurant
217 Grace Street Norfolk, VA 23510