The Botanist Islay Dry Gin uses nine of the classic gin aromatics, as well as 22 local botanicals of the herb ridden island of Islay. Slowly and gently distilled, the botanicals have a signature aroma. The 17 hour distillation resulted in this delicious floral gin.
Cointreau came about in the 1870s in France, it was originally used as a method of preserving oranges which were a rare commodity. Cointreau is described as the perfect blend of bitter and sweet. The White Lady Cocktail has a citrus flavour brought on by the lemon and Cointreau, but with herbal notes from the aromatic Botanist Islay Dry Gin.
- 2 oz Botanist Islay Dry Gin
- 1 oz Cointreau
- 1 oz lemon juice
- Sugar (optional)
- Fill a shaker with ice
- Pour in Botanist Islay Dry Gin, Cointreau and lemon juice and shake until chilled
- Strain into a martini glass (sugar rim is optional) and serve