4 Gin Cocktails for Summer

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New Western

Lighter on the juniper than London dry, these gins often feature creative botanicals, like local flowers, spices or herbs.

The Botanist

Recipe courtesy Wil Schultz, manager of Merchants, Nashville

In this drink, the floral botanicals of St. George’s Botanivore Gin and elderflower-spiked St-Germain liqueur meld into a cool, fresh drink that evokes a spring breeze.

1½ ounce St. George Botanivore Gin, or other new western gin
½ ounce St-Germain liqueur
½ ounce lemon juice
¼ ounce simple syrup
Cucumber slice, for garnish
Mint sprig, for garnish

Shake all ingredients, except garnishes, with ice, then strain into a rocks glass with 3 large ice cubes. Garnish with a cucumber slice and mint sprig.

Also try Aviation Gin, Greenhat Gin, Hendrick’s Gin.


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