On February 12, the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DiSCUS) presented their annual report about the state of the spirits industry in America. The key talking points were not shocking to most industry-watchers: the current trade wars are devastating for American Whiskey producers; the premium and super premium sectors are booming; and the Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act (CBTRA) is a win, but more work is needed.
- Base Spirit Gin
- Preparation Shaken
- Flavor Refreshing
- Served On the Rocks
Matteo Giannuzzi, Senior Bartender at London’s St. James Bar created this drink for the bar’s winter 2019 menu. The complex blend of flavors includes juniper, lemon, curacao and gin – finished with a dash of cardamom and topped up with red wine.
- Shake all the ingredients with ice and strain into ice-filled glass.
- Pour red wine around the surface of the drink to create a thin layer. (Do not garnish.)