Spiced Honey Smash

With hints of cinnamon, cardamom, citrus and juniper, Valentine Liberator gin is perfect for a honey cocktail

March 15, 2016

Ingredients

  • 1½ ounces Valentine Liberator gin
  • 1 ounce honey syrup
  • ¾ ounce fresh orange juice
  • ¾ ounce fresh lemon juice
  • ¼ ounce Amaro Nonino (Italian herbal liquor)
  • 1 teaspoon dried lavender buds

Instructions

Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker, fill with ice and shake vigorously until all ingredients are mixed thoroughly and cold. Double strain into an Old Fashioned glass filled with crushed ice. Garnish with a sprig of lavender or an orange twist.

Note: To make your own honey syrup, place equal amounts of honey and water in a small saucepan. Place over low heat and simmer until honey is dissolved. Cool completely.

Yield: 1 serving

Recipe Courtesy of Matthew Ashley Bartender, Forest Grill, Birmingham

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Ingredients

  • 1½ ounces Valentine Liberator gin
  • 1 ounce honey syrup
  • ¾ ounce fresh orange juice
  • ¾ ounce fresh lemon juice
  • ¼ ounce Amaro Nonino (Italian herbal liquor)
  • 1 teaspoon dried lavender buds

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