Juniper is an all encompasing flavor that offers a natural balance, and plays well with other botanicals. As a result, these berries are the most important ingredient in both the Gun Club and Hedge Trimmer gins. Traditionally, gin must be made with juniper as its predominant botanical, offering up notes of pine and rosemary.
The seed of the Cilantro plant is dried, dulling (and sometimes altogether removing) any of the familiar flavors found in the leafy green. Instead, the warm notes of thyme and citrus are extracted from the inside of the seed during maceration.
Grains of Paradise belong to the ginger family, but taste quite a bit like Pink Peppercorns. Balanced with citrus notes and their slight peppery taste, this spice is integral to providing structure to our high proof Gun Club gin.
Cassia has a warm and woody aroma with a slight astringency. Though it is similar to cinnamon, it is much more intense in its qualities than what one would find in the traditional household staple.
Cousin to dill and parsley, this sweet smelling root is no stranger to gin. Ours is harvested in the first year of growth for the most potentency. Not unlike juniper it has bright notes of pine, lemon, and herbs.
Sarsaparilla is a dried and powdered root that has a flavor much like a modern root beer. It is sweet and vanilla flavored with an intense spiciness that is perfect for our Hedge Trimmer Gin.
A hybrid plant (from the pomelo and the mandarin), oranges are a sweet and bright citrus, not to mention the most cultivated fruit in the world. We use fresh peels to ensure a bright flavor, with care taken not to use the pith. Doing so imparts a brightness to our Gun Club and Hedge Trimmer gins that cannot be obtained with dried rind.
The rind of this typically sour citrus is used together with orange to further the bright feel and taste of the gin. Ensuring that we only use the freshest rind keeps with our theme of the highest quality ingredients possible.
Not commonly consumed, the surprisingly edible rind of the cannonball watermelon is what sets Hedge Trimmer Gin apart from other gins. Bright & oily, the rind adds a touch of earthiness to texture and taste of the gin, while careful not to overwhelm the other botanicals.
Hedge Trimmer Gin is three times distilled in a Scottish copper pot still. All botanicals are weighed out and steeped for 24 - 48 hours prior to the final distillation in an organic hop bag, typically used for brewing beer. These flavors combine to make a flavor reminiscent of a traditional London Dry style gin
Our distillery offers Hedgetrimmer gin in the London dry style to be enjoyed on its own or beautifully blended in more delicate, juice-based cocktails. While we source all of our medical-grade dried botanicals from one of the oldest brokers in the world, all of our citrus comes from California farms, and our other fresh botanicals are sourced locally. When originally creating this gin, something in the flavor profile seemed to be missing. After a trip to see our friends at Inaba Family Farms in Eastern Washington, we experimented with putting their cannonball watermelon rinds into our botanical combination. The cool, clean influence from the rind gave us exactly the weight and refreshing element we were looking for. Such playful but calculated experimentation has always served us well, producing an end result we can feel proud of as industry veterans.
Rich, sweet notes of juniper with lemon zest on the forefont. Subtle pink peppercorn leads away into a delicate must with a clean, slightly bitter finish.
Soft and dry with vegetal notes on the forefront leading into a tea-like quality with a strong presence of the lemon peel & slightly bitter. Sarsaparilla and watermelon leads the fresh finish of delicate qualities of cola and chamomile.
Combine ingredients with ice in a shaker.
Shake vigorously for 10 to 15 seconds.
Strain into a chilled cocktail shell.
Gently muddle the mint leaves into a rocks glass with simple syrup.
Add Hedge Trimmer Gin & Fresh Lemon Juice.
Top with ginger beer.
Garnish with a lemon wheel.
Seperate the white of the egg from the yolk into a pint glass.
Add the simple syrup and shake without ice for 3 seconds.
Add Hedge Trimmer Gin & Fresh Lemon Juice
Shake vigorously for 30 - 45 seconds, or until container is ice cold.
Strain into a pilsner glass.
Top with soda water.