Fluff-flavored vodka might be okay for Amber Rose, but when it comes to holiday drinking, we choose savory over sickly-sweet every time.
Which is why master mixologist Scott Beattie is your kind of guy. His idea of a holiday cocktail is the Coastal Collins, an aromatic, herbal take on the classic Tom Collins that even non-gin-drinkers can get excited about.
The secret: St. George “terrior” gin. This locally-distilled spirit’s taste and bouquet is modeled after that iconic Mt. Tam scent that wells up on warm evenings. It adds a festive, slightly piney, and distinctly Bay Area quality to this savory sipper.
Escape a house full of relatives and order one like it at the brand-spankin'-new Plum Bar, or make it yourself at home. Here’s how it’s done:
1 1/2 oz St. George “terrior” gin
3/4 oz fresh lemon juice
1/2 oz 1/1 simple syrup
Splash of soda
Bay laurel and huckleberries to garnish
Fill a tall Collins glass with ice and build your cocktail with the above ingredients. Garnish and serve.
Yes, the perfect Christmas cocktail is that easy.