Fall Craft Cocktails Series: Saison Gin & Tonic
At long last! The temperatures have begun to drop, the sun sets a little earlier, and Halloween has come and gone. While the rest of the country has experienced the fall season for several weeks, many Arizonans – especially those of us in the greater Phoenix area – are just getting ready for sweater weather.
With a change in weather also comes a change in what our palates crave and with #pumpkineverything hitting the shelves earlier and early, many of us look to celebrate #allthingsautumn a little differently. Enter Four Peaks Saison Gin & Tonic.
This elegant cocktail packs a powerful punch that whisks you away to places that spiced latte can’t really reach. White pepper compliments the zest brought to the table by Meyer Lemon with a smooth hint of juniper from the gin. (Pro tip: We use Fords Gin for this recipe.)
This recipe has a couple of parts – two of which are optional but add to the overall taste profile and imbibing experience.
The recipe itself is easy:
Saison Gin & Tonic
1.5 oz. Lemon Meyer & White Peppercorn-infused Gin*
0.5 oz. Grand Marnier
To make this dream work, measure and pour gin and Grand Marnier over ice in a rocks glass. Top with your choice of tonic and garnish with a lemon.
To make the Lemon Meyer & White Peppercorn-infused Gin, add 1 TBL dried lemon peel and 1/4 tsp white peppercorn to one bottle of Fords Gin. Infuse overnight and strain.
For best results, after infusion, add infused gin and Grand Marnier to barrel and age for a week.
Sound like too many steps? LOL! It’s ok. We have you covered! Stop by the original Four Peaks in Tempe or Four Peaks Grill & Tap in Scottsdale, and ask one of our talented bartenders to whip you up a Saison Gin and Tonic. Want to hear more about what we have going on at the brewery for craft cocktails? Check out my conversation with Erin Schultz on Four Peaks Brewing Co.’s Facebook page!