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The Red, White, and Blue

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The history of Pensacola, Florida, is rich with patriotism. For those who may not be familiar with our heritage, Pensacola was the first European-settled city in the continental United States. At different times in our history, Pensacola was held by the Spanish, French, British, United States, and the Confederate States of America, truly earning its nickname as the “City of Five Flags.” With the 4th of July upon us, what better way to make merry than with a spirit that epitomizes all things patriotic: Bluecoat – the original American Dry Gin crafted into a cocktail that exemplifies our heritage, “The Red, White, and Blue.” Historically, gin has played a huge role in the crafting of American spirits. From the classic Gin Martini to the Negroni, gin is a long-standing favorite among spirit practitioners. Bluecoat embodies all of the qualities mixologists value. Born in America’s birthplace, Philadelphia, and distilled five times in a custom-built, hand-hammered copper pot still, Bluecoat represents the pinnacle of artisanal craft spirits. The classic gin flavor palate combined with aromatic angelica root creates the perfect body balance with its soft, slightly sweet, woodsy profile. The Red, White, and Blue is not only luscious and refreshing, it lures the senses into a state of warm nostalgia that transports the drinker into a reminiscent state of summertime in Pensacola. The refreshingly sweet aromatics of Bluecoat gin paired with muddled strawberries and elderflower liqueur make for a mouthwatering cocktail. Bluecoat Gin is truly a “Revolutionary Spirit” (New York Times), and The Red, White, and Blue will leave you seeing stars and stripes!

Serves: 1

Ingredients:

The Red, White, and Blue

  • 2 ounces Bluecoat gin
  • 1 ounce white balsamic
  • 3-4 strawberries, sliced
  • Blueberries

St. Germain Foam

  • 2 cups St. Germain liqueur
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 ounces lime juice
  • 6 strips of gelatin

Instructions:

The Red, White, and Blue

Combine sliced strawberries, gin, and white balsamic with ice. Shake and strain into an old fashioned glass, top with St. Germain foam* and garnish with a blueberry skewer.

St. Germain Foam

Put water in a double ice bath to chill, add gelatin strips and stir to dissolve. Add water and rest of ingredients to charger. Shake and charge with 2 CO2 containers. Keep chilled.