From our feature, The Vivant’s Top Ten Fabulous Gin Cocktail Recipes, Tara Jasper, founder/distiller at Sonoma County’s Sipsong Spirits shares her recipe for Corpse Reviver 2, using her delightful small batch Indira gin with THE VIVANT.
Tara grew up foraging the hills and redwood forests around the Russian River. That experience, along with her world travels and a culinary school degree, provided the inspiration behind her wine-country crafted Indira gin. A small batch gin with a very unique spice profile, Tara hand-selects her botanicals, which include cardamom, toasted coriander, cumin, Moroccan sweet orange, hibiscus, lavender, lime peel, anise, pink peppercorn, and angelica root. And what’s more, Tara tells me she also got the Double Gold from the San Francisco International Spirits Competition! Congratulations, Tara!
“Sipsong,” according to the website, means to follow your inner wisdom. By sheer coincidence of language, it is also the Thai word for “twenty-two.” Does that mean I need to drink Indira gin for the next 22 days? Try 22 different variations of Sipsong gin cocktail recipes? Will it make me feel like I’m 22 years old again? Whatever the meaning, I can’t wait to try the Corpse Reviver.
Equal parts, one oz each of:
- Indira gin
- Fresh squeezed lemon juice
- Lillet blanc aperitif
Spray and then chill each coupe glass with absinthe. Shake until the shaker is too cold to hold. Then double strain into the chilled coupe and garnish with an orange peel. Spray the orange oil over the top of the glass and touch the rim of the glass with the orange peel before resting it on the rim.
Dan Blacharski is editor-in-chief of TheVivant.com.