Two Island Gin & Tonic

Julia Momosé, Creative Director | Chicago, Illinois

As the name suggests, this G&T riff nods to the influence of two islands: Scotland’s Islay, where The Botanist Islay Dry Gin is made, and Julia Momosé’s beloved Japan, represented by yuzu sake. A pinch of salt suggests sea air and helps amplify citrusy notes found in both the gin and sake.

Ingredients

Serving: 1

  • 1 1/2 ounces The Botanist Islay Dry Gin
  • 1/2 ounce Tsukasabotan Yamayuzu Shibori (yuzu-shu, or yuzu sake)
  • Top Note Indian Tonic, to top
  • Pinch of Maldon sea salt

Garnish: mint sprig

Directions
  1. Fill a highball glass with ice, and stir to chill. Strain off the melted water.
  2. Pour gin and yuzu-shu over the ice.
  3. Stir to chill, then top with the tonic water.
  4. Finish with a pinch of salt.
  5. Garnish with a mint sprig.