Woooooohoo-hoo-hoo y’all, I’ve got it! I’ve got the fun we’ve been looking for!
I recently had the supreme pleasure of tasting a new Gin at Pouring Ribbons here in NYC. It was one of their Monday night 80s parties and they were making Pretty In Pink themed cocktails. I saw a tasty looking Negroni variation with Bimini Gin, Campari, Red Grapefruit + some other fun stuff and ordered one.
It was totally awesome and the Gin was soooooooo good!
Like SO SO SO GOOD! Fortunately for me, Darren Case (creator of Bimini) was at the party handing out samples of his fabulous Gin and I got to taste it.
With notes of Citrus peel, flowers, Coriander, Cardamom, a shimmering viscosity, and some kind of extra magic, Bimini Gin is literally perfect for hot weather cocktails. Like, I want to make a million Tom Collins with this stuff.
But first things first, what do we do when we get a new Gin? We make a Martini.
For Bimini Gin, I felt a Melissa Martini was the best way to go cause this bright, sunny Gin is begging for Lemon Balm + Dolin Blanc.
I’ve changed the ratios from the original Melissa Martini and nixed the Absinthe to better pair with the lightness of Bimini Gin.
Melissa Martini No. 2
- 2 1/4 oz Bimini Gin
- 1/2 oz Dolin Blanc (Carpano Bianco would be awesome too)
- Garnish: Lemon Balm leaf
Combine ingredients over ice and stirrrrrrrr til it becomes a bit cloudy. Strain into chilled coupe. Spank the Lemon Balm leaf, rub it on the glass, smell it, and garnish.
You can bet I will be making more cocktails with Bimini Gin, so stay tuned! Cheers to our upcoming summer weather!