With Independence Day around the corner we felt this appropriately named cocktail made with American Gin distilled in Philadelphia fit the bill. The American Beauty is refreshing blend of Bluecoat gin, fresh lemon juice, raspberries and mint accentuates the seasonal bounty while paying homage to stars and stripes.
Happy 4th of July!
- 2 oz Bluecoat gin
- 1 oz fresh-lemon juice
- ¾ oz simple syrup*
- 3 fresh raspberry and 3 fresh blueberries
- 4–6 mint leaves
Add lemon juice, mint and berries into mixing glass and lightly muddle. Add the remaining ingredients into mixing glass along with ice and shake vigorously. Fine-strain over the rocks into a double old-fashioned glass and top with a splash of soda. Garnish with lemon wheel and one raspberry.
*To make simple syrup, combine one part hot water to one part sugar. Stir until all sugar is dissolved and allow to cool.
created by Erick Castro
courtesy of Bluecoat Gin