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Thursday, May 5, 2016

13 Gin Cocktails to Celebrate Spring in St. Louis

Posted By on Thu, May 5, 2016 at 6:33 AM

THE SPANISH G & T | PHOTO COURTESY OF THE GIN ROOM
  • The Spanish G & T | photo courtesy of The Gin Room

With its botanical roots and affinity with the delicate flavors of spring, gin may well be the quintessential spirit of the season. Natasha Bahrami, owner and gin ambassador at The Gin Room, describes that moment when spring gives its first hints: “The cravings begin for light, bright citrus cocktails infused with seasonal notes of fruit and herbs from the local farmers market.”



Ted Kilgore, proprietor and beverage director of Planter’s House, explains that gin’s versatile flavor profiles make it especially suited for a wide variety of cocktails. “You have floral ones, fruitier ones, savory ones, spicy ones, you name it.”



Grab a spot in the sunshine to sip on these cocktails busting with the essence of spring.

The Gin Room at Café Natasha
3200 South Grand Boulevard, Tower Grove
The "Spanish G & T" with Junipero gin is garnished with rose petals, star anise, Italian juniper and orange.


THE RADISH RICKY | PHOTO COURTESY OF PLANTER'S HOUSE
  • The Radish Ricky | photo courtesy of Planter's House
Planter’s House
1000 Mississippi Avenue, Lafayette Square 
In the "Radish Ricky," Hendricks gin’s fresh, herbal notes deliver complexity to a seemingly simplistic recipe that combines house-made radish gastrique, lime juice and club soda.


THE PEABODY | PHOTO COURTESY OF ELEMENT
  • The Peabody | photo courtesy of Element
Element
1419 Carroll Street (Lafayette Square)
For "the Peabody," cold-brewed lavender simple syrup is paired with Brokers Gin, St. Germain and lemon juice and garnished with edible sweet mace from the rooftop patio.

click to enlarge THE DECEIT OF CAPTAIN SHADDOCK | PHOTO COURTESY OF RANDOLFI'S
  • The Deceit of Captain Shaddock | photo courtesy of Randolfi's
Randolfi’s
6665 Delmar Boulevard (The Loop)
The "Deceit of Captain Shaddock" features Citadelle Reserve gin, Besk malört, lemon, Pierre Ferrand dry curaçao, sauvignon blanc and egg white.

APPOLONIA AT KATIE'S PIZZA AND PASTA | SARA GRAHAM
  • Appolonia at Katie's Pizza and Pasta | Sara Graham
Katie’s Pizza and Pasta
9568 Manchester Road, Rock Hill 
For "the Apollonia," Pinckney Bend gin is blended with Campari, triple sec, egg white and lemon juice.

TOUCH OF GREY | PHOTO COURTESY OF BAILEY'S CHOCOLATE BAR
  • Touch of Grey | photo courtesy of Bailey's Chocolate Bar
Bailey’s Chocolate Bar
1915 Park Avenue, Lafayette Square
For the "Touch of Grey," Brokers gin is infused with Earl Grey tea, mixed with a splash of Aperol for bite and finished with fresh mint from the garden patio.

Turn the page for more delicious gin-based cocktails on menus this spring

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