Tag: Gin Cocktails

Catoctin Fizz, featuring Catoctin Creek

A refreshing play on the standard “fizz”

1.5oz Catoctin Watershed Gin
1 oz Ransom Dry Vermouth
1 oz fresh lime juice
0.25 oz simple syrup

Serve in a 12 oz collins glass with ice Top with pinch of sea salt and soda water Garnish with lime wheel

Brian Sallade of Local Roots – A Farm to Table Restaurant
1314 Grandin Rd SW

Watermelon Daisy, featuring James River Distillery

Behind the bar Whitney keeps things pretty classic, but she also likes to have fun with newer spirits and local ingredients. “This past summer, I really enjoyed going to the farmer’s market and picking up fresh fruits and turning them into shrubs and syrups for the bar. Not only does it create some great cocktails, but also it is an awesome way to enjoy summer fruits into the early autumn.”

2.5 oz. Commonwealth Gin
1 oz. Dolin Blanc
1 oz. Watermelon Syrup
½ oz. Fresh Lime Juice 

Add all ingredients into a mixing glass and stir until well chilled. Strain the contents into a coupe glass and garnish with a piece of watermelon.

Chef Harper Bradshaw & Whitney Sacdalan of Harper’s Table
122 N. Main St. Suffolk VA 23434

The Sassy Tomato, featuring A. Smith Bowman

Not at all what you would expect when thinking about a tomato cocktail. The Sassy Tomato is herbaceous, light, and has a nice spritz.

Sassy Tomato:
1.5 oz Sunset Hills Gin
1.5 oz Tomato Shrub
.5 oz lemon Juice
Splash Soda Water
Anise Hyssop Sprig
Basil Sprig
Lemon Wheel

Tomato Shrub:
1 lb Tomatoes
1 lb Sugar
1/4-1/2 Cup Red Wine Vinegar
1 Stalk of Celery
A few Sprigs of Anise Hyssop
A few Sprigs of Basil
A few Sprigs of Cilantro Salt to Taste.

In a shaker combine the gin, shrub, and lemon juice… add ice and shake till chilled. Splash the soda water in to the shaker and strain the entire contents over fresh ice in a high ball. Garnish with the fresh herbs and lemon wheel.

Whitney Sacdalan of Harper’s Table
122 N. Main St. Suffolk VA 23434

Summer on the Southside, featuring Catoctin Creek

This is a collaboration between Matt Savopoulos and I. It a refreshing riff on a Southside, with a few summery ingredients to set it apart.

1.25 oz. Catoctin Creek Watershed Gin
0.75 oz. Lime Juice
0.5 oz. Cointreau
0.5 oz. Simple Syrup
0.5 oz. Grapefruit Juice
One Small Pinch of Mint (approximately 8 leaves)
1 Dash of Angostura Bitters
2 Dashes Peach Bitters (Fee Brothers is fine)
2 oz. Soda Water (or desired preference)

In a one pint mason jar. Add mint. Muddle lightly. Add the rest of the ingredients to the glass except soda water. Add ice to fill. Attach to a shaker and shake thoroughly. Add Soda Water and then Ice to fill mason jar. Garnish with lime wheel and mint sprigs.

Brett Harder of The Whiskey Jar
227 W Main St. Charlottesville, VA 22902