From our feature, The Vivant’s Top Ten Fabulous Gin Cocktail Recipes, I talked with the folks at ROOT Crafted about their organic mixers.
It’s not just good liquor that makes for a good cocktail. Without the right type of mixer, even the best booze isn’t going to cut it. ROOT Crafted’s hand-crafted cocktail mixers are all organic, and definitely add that extra special something I’m always looking for when I’m getting ready for one of my legendary parties. ROOT Crafted can work with any liquor. The folks over there tell me they like to use Boardroom Spirits Dry American Gin (featured in this series!).
Now I’m always trying to rotate my drink menu when I have guests, and those who attend know very well I’m not one to simply hand my guests just anything. Last time I included a negroni cocktail in my rotation, which was met with several demands for an encore. I don’t always keep Campari on hand though, so next time I’m using ROOT Crafted’s recipe:
- 2 oz gin
- 1 oz The Hound cocktail mixer from ROOT Crafted (contains organic grapefruit juice, organic tart cherry juice, filtered water and organic cane sugar)
- 3 dashes of bitters
- Orange twist garnish
Combine gin, The Hound, and bitters in a glass. Add ice and stir well. Serve in a rocks glass over cubed ice. Add orange twist for garnish.
Dan Blacharski is editor-in-chief of TheVivant.com.