Refreshing and rich with tradition, this cocktail from Valentine Distilling in Ferndale offers the scent of spring complimented by sweet ginger spice.
— 1 oz. Valentine Liberator Gin
— .5 oz. St. Germaine liqueur
— 3 ginger slices
— 3 cucumber slices
— 1 lime wedge
— Half a habanero pepper
1. Muddle together the ginger slices, cucumber slices, lime and pepper.
2. Shake hard, then strain into a Collins glass.
3. Top with ginger beer soda.
4. Garnish with fresh lime zest or ginger slice.
“9 & Republic is the corner my father grew up on in Ferndale,” says Nick Brancaleone, Valentine’s vice president. “From him and my grandmothers I learned of berries, gardens and herbs. I love the subtleties they add to cocktails.”