Inspired by Alfred Hitchcock’s 1963 classic The Birds
- 2 oz Gin mare
- .5 oz lemon
- .75 oz simple syrup
- 3 mint leaves
- Mist rose water
Gin has a wide-ranging taste profile, from crisp, juniper-laden London Dry to malty, whiskey-like Genever.
Gin’s popularity took off in 1688 when the Dutch William of Orange assumed the English throne. At the time, England was at war with France and the British government issued an embargo on French wine and spirits. In response, individuals began distilling their own alcohol—grain was cheap and plentiful and a genever-like spirit was easy to make.
Enjoy the good vibes.
Add all ingredients [except rose water] to your shaker tin, add ice and shake vigorously for 15 seconds. Fine strain, mist glassware with rose water, and garnish with mint.