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The Mayday

Photo by Michelle Rigg
Author Notes

A little tart 'n' sweet floral sipper for the coming of SPRING! We should note that we highly recommend using Greenbrier gin from Smooth Ambler, a small batch distillery outside of Lewisburg, West Virginia. It's great for this drink because it has a smooooth citrus flavor without the dominant juniper taste of other dry British gins (which certainly have their place). The Mayday also works well as a punch--I made a huge batch of the stuff for my birthday party, and with its bright purple hue, it looked so festive in the bowl. It's also strong and easy to drink a lot of. Mayday, mayday, going down...

Created by Nothing in the House, Panda Head Blog, and Tanglewood Baked Goods
http://www.nothinginthehouse.com/2012/05/birthday-cake-on-pie-blog-for-panda.html —Nothing in the House // Emily Hilliard

  • Makes 1 drink
Ingredients
  • 1 ounce fresh-squeezed lime juice
  • 2 ounces lavender simple syrup
  • 3 ounces gin (Greenbrier Gin from Smooth Ambler or another citrus-y gin)
  • 3 frozen blackberries
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Directions
  1. Shake with ice and strain. Drink immediately and enjoy!

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Emily Hilliard is the West Virginia state folklorist at the West Virginia Humanities Council. Her work has been published by NPR, Food52, The Southern Foodways Alliance, Design* Sponge, Lucky Peach, and others. She writes about pie at nothinginthehouse.com.