Ingenium (in·gē·ne·əm) n. the engine of natural creativity that comes from observation and imagination.
Ingenium is a Genever styled gin, distilled from a mash of local barley and rye in our direct fired pot stills. Pot distillation retains the flavors of the grain giving Ingenium a mouthfeel reminiscent of whiskey. The botanicals are a blend of traditional and non traditional gin botanicals, including kaffir lime leaf, rose flower and lemongrass. The combination of which creates a nicely balanced, citrusy, herbal gin with a very smooth finish.
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Here are a couple of cocktail recipes that we enjoy:
3 oz. Ingenium Gin
Twist of lemon
First get your cocktail glass ready. Fill it with crushed ice and a little water to get it nice and cold. Now add a light splash (3 drops) vermouth to a mixing glass or shaker, roll it around the inside of the glass to coat the walls and shake it out really well, leaving only the vermouth that sticks to the walls. Only the vermouth that really wants to be a part of this drink gets to stay. Add your ice, larger cubes are better than smaller. Add your gin, give it a good shake. Dump the ice and water from your cocktail glass and strain in the delicious goodness that is a martini, I add a twist of lemon but you can take it from here.
1 oz. each Ingenium Gin, Campari, and high quality sweet vermouth.
Mix together with ice in a mixing glass until nice and cold. Strain into a waiting old fashioned glass with a couple of goodly sized ice cubes. Squeeze some orange zest over top and get to work.
1.5 oz. Ingenium Gin
0.5 oz. Dry vermouth
0.5 oz. Sweet vermouth
1 tsp Benedictine
Stir together with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
2 oz. Ingenium Gin
Half a dozen or so mint leaves
0.5 oz. Simple syrup
Muddle mint leaves and sugar in the bottom of an old fashioned glass or julep cup, fill with crushed ice, then gin. Give it a stir, smack a mint sprig and pop it in.
Make it a Major Bailey add to the julep mixing glass or shaker:
0.25 oz. fresh lime juice
0.25 oz. fresh lemon juice
Strain into a high ball glass filled with crushed ice. Give it a stir and garnish with a mint sprig and lime.
Play around, leave out the lemon and double the lime, replace the mint with Thai basil, add soda water, go nuts.