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...
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http://www.nothinginthehouse.com/2012/05/birthday-cake-on-pie-blog-for-panda.html —Nothing in the House // Emily Hilliard
What You'll Need
fresh-squeezed lime juice
lavender simple syrup
gin (Greenbrier Gin from Smooth Ambler or another citrus-y gin)
Shake with ice and strain. Drink immediately and enjoy!
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.