Last month I attended the NOLET’S® Silver Dry Gin event at the AQ Restaurant & Bar located on Mission Street, San Francisco.
The fruity flowery flavors were well tasted in the cocktails mixed with Nolet’s Silver Gin. The big hit of the evening was the Raspberry Collins (pictured). The Collins will most likely will continue to be a hit especially in the upcoming summer months. A great drink to have on a warm day after the work hours. Also they made use of marmalades and jams as sweeteners; creative way to add intricate flavors to cocktails, and small touches like peppercorns and lavender pedals greatly enhance the aromatics of the drink.
You will find the gin has the flavor of fruit. Although dry, but the flower petals linger on the palate; for it’s certainly an aromatic, flavorful gin. The botanicals will give the drinker plenty of opportunities for developing new blends and drinks. I would say the gin is an alternative for those that are not traditional gin drinkers. Please find the recipe of my favorite drink of the night.
NOLET’S Silver Raspberry Collins
1.25 oz. NOLET’S Silver Dry Gin
.5 oz. Simple Syrup
.5 oz. Lemon Juice
Shake gin, simple syrup, lemon juice, and two raspberries together in a martini shaker. Pour all contents into a Collins glass.
Top with soda and add a raspberry for garnish.
Photo credit: savionaire