The Blue Puppy
Inspired by the phrase, "A very blue puppy cries"—Appalachian Valley, Blue Ridge Mountain, Piedmont, Coastal Plain.
1½ ounces Catoctin Creek Watershed Gin
1½ ounces honeysuckle, blueberry, allspice, hibiscus and sugar tincture
¾ ounces Dolin Vermouth Blanc
2 shakes Angostura orange bitters
1 chocolate mint to garnish
Combine gin, tincture, vermouth and bitters in an ice-filled Boston Shaker. Shake vigorously and serve in a chilled champagne coupe. Garnish with a leaf of mint.
Recipe courtesy of Hunter Johnson, Lucky, Roanoke.