This incredibly gin cocktail will remind you of the California woods. All you need are 4 ingredients and a few minutes! Woody, earthy & minty. Truly unique flavors!
Hot! Hot! Hot! We are having a heat wave (95˚F) in Los Angeles these few days. An iced cold and refreshing cocktail is absolutely needed. I promise this minty, earthy, and slightly sweet drink will cool you down immediately.
A few months ago, Bryan got a bottle of gin from a co-worker. It is called Terroir Gin from St George Spirits and it is made in Northern California. It is one strong and unique gin. Aside from the regular gin ingredients, what makes them unique is they use Douglas fir (Yes, the Christmas tree) and sage. This gives the gin an earthy and woody taste with a hint of citrus.
This gin is so unique that it doesn’t work like a regular gin, so Bryan created this recipe by mixing a little bit of this and a little bit of that. It ended up being fantastic. Honey, mint and a gin with Douglas fir and sage. No drink can represent the Northern California woods better than with these ingredients. Stay cool and enjoy!
The California Woods (Honey & Mint Gin Cocktail)
- 2 mint leaves
- 1½ ounces St. George Terroir Gin
- 2½ teaspoons honey
- 5 ice cubes
- 4 ounces club soda
- In a cocktail shaker, lightly muddle the mint leaves. Add gin, honey and 2 ice cubes. Shake and strain into a desired cocktail glass. Add the soda and add the rest of ice cubes. Serve.
- I highly recommend using St. George Terroir Gin for this drink. It has a unique woody flavor. If you can’t find this gin, try using gin with an earthy note. But keep in mind, other gin just won’t give the same taste.
- Want to buy St George Spirtis gin? Check out their website. They have store locator, and they will also help with mail order. But St George gin is very popular these days. It shouldn’t be too hard to find.
This post was added to What’s Cooking Wednesday recipe linky at Turning The Clock Back blog.
It only just got really hot here in Vancouver, and I am always looking for a nice cold drink. This looks perfect!
I hope you this cold drink with cool you off! Thanks for stopping by, Cathleen! Have a great weekend!
Bonnie Eng says
I am seriously dying in this heat. And to think, it’s still only May! Eeeks! My hubby is from Nor Cal too and would LOVE one of these! I’ll look for the gin at BevMo this weekend…thanks for the recipe! Feel cooler just looking at it. =)
Can’t agree more! It is completely out of the norm. I am sick of this heat already. I hope you can find this gin in BevMo! Enjoy a cooler weekend. 😀
This cocktail looks so refreshing! Wow, the hot weather sounds awesome to me! It is still chilly here in the NE coast but this drink sounds awesome on those warmer days 🙂
Haha…. You are hoping for a warmer summer and I am hoping for a cooler summer! I hope we both get what we want. Have a great weekend, Kelly!
I am no drinks expert but this does look really refreshing (and relaxing!) for a 95 degree day. It’s going to be in the high 60’s this weekend (a heat wave after the winter we had in the East) and we’re planning to grill. How nice it’d be if I had a little sip of this in the evening with dinner… ; )
Thank you Monica! The drink was definitely nice and cold, which cooled us down right away. Please let me join your grilling party! I love 60’s weather and some good food! 😀
This looks so summery, refreshing, and cool! We are no where near a heat wave yet but my mint is up and thriving in the garden. I will have to start chopping it down and using it up soon!
Thanks Wendy! It is so cool that you have mint in your garden. If I have a house one day, I would love to grow some herbs too. It is much cheaper that way. Right now, my neighbor has a rosemary bush and he is kind enough to let me pick some whenever I need them. 🙂