Happy Friday, friends! I’m checking in from week 7 “safe at home”. I’m going to keep going here until I share all the fabulous cocktail creations I’ve been working on at home. We’re still working our way through the Empress Gin recipes and this Windsor Garden cocktail was light and refreshing!
I told y’all when I started this series that I was taking my craft cocktail creations seriously. This week’s required picking fresh herbs from my garden. Luckily I planted all of the necessary ingredients. :-)
Empress Windsor Garden
Meet your new favourite cocktail. Between an impressive array of fresh herbs and a delicate hint of lemon, the Windsor Garden is like sipping on spring.
- 2 oz Empress 1908 Gin
- 1/2 oz fresh lemon juice
- 1/2 oz simple syrup
- basil, thyme, rosemary and mint leaves
Lightly muddle herbs and shake ingredients over ice. Strain into a stemless wine glass with ice. Garnish with a sprig of rosemary.
If you’re a lightweight like me, you can always double the lemon juice and simple syrup!
Other Empress Cocktails
A cocktail made for celebration, the Empress 75 is sparkling, effervescent and deliciously sippable. Think of it as a graduated mimosa.
Empress Royal Hawaiian
Tall, tropical and tasty. If you’ve ever wanted a sip of sunshine, the Royal Hawaiian is as close as you’ll get.
Cool as a Cucumber
A fresh twist on the beloved gimlet cocktail, the Cool As A Cucumber brings tart, herbal spring flavours into the spotlight.
Take a break with this delightful and delicious cocktail. Hints of cucumber and rosemary make the Layover a perfect drink to sit back and relax with.
Balanced with a touch of sweetness, the Empress Aviation is an early 20th century classic revamped and ready for take-off.
Empress Blue Moon
This cocktail is based on Hugo Ensslin’s 1916 Aviation recipe, merely omitting the Maraschino.
Puzzle of the Day
Yesterday’s answer: I have no idea! Either it is way above me or it was a dud. If you know, feel free to share!
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