For the month of June, DUMB is teaming up with Black Button Distillery to showcase their Citrus Forward Gin. I have the honor of posting the first drink and I am hoping this Fitzgerald adaptation encourages you to come back to enjoy all of our Citrus Gin inspired cocktails.
Memorial Day marks the beginning of summer, outdoor fun and BBQs. I wanted to create a drink that makes me think of all these things. Obviously my first thought was a cold beer, but next was watermelon on a hot day and basil topping a fresh caprese salad.
To me, Spring is all about the smells: blooming trees, hyacinth & crocus, the mineral scent of the ground beginning to defrost. The infusion of lavender in my Bee’s Knees variation, along with the sweet & earthy smell of the gin with raw honey, seem to capture the essence of the early days of Spring.