With World Gin Day right around the corner, I decided to venture away from my favourite local beers this week and experiment with some cocktails!
Black Fox Farm and Distillery was kind enough to send me some of their favourite cocktail recipes. I picked a couple easy looking recipes, grabbed my camera, and got to work. The first cocktail recipe I pick was the Cucumber Mojito.
1oz #7 Gin
1/2 oz Fresh Lime Juice
1/2 oz Honey Syrup (equal parts honey and water—can be subbed for simple syrup)
Muddle mint with the #7, lime juice and honey syrup. Shake with ice, pour into a glass filled with ice and top with soda. Garnish with mint, lime, and cucumber.
I didn’t have the #7 so I substituted it with the #3 (a staple in my liquor cabinet). It was so easy and the honey syrup added such a nice flavour. Next, I moved on to the Black Fox French 75.
Black Fox French 75
1 oz Black Fox Gin #3
1/2 Fresh Lemon Juice
1/2 oz Simple Syrup
3 oz Chilled Champagne
Add Black Fox Gin #3, lemon juice and simple syrup to a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a flute glass. Top up with chilled champagne. Garnish with lemon rind.
I used the honey syrup I had made for the mojito!
The hardest part of making this cocktail was trying to get my lemon rind to curl like Black Fox’s did in the photo!
For more recipe inspiration for at-home cocktails check out Black Fox’s page here. Also, keep your eye on their Instagram, as they have been sharing cocktail inspiration and recipes!