Southern Artisan Spirits

Kings Mountain, NC
Peach Cardinal, made with Southern Artisan Spirit's Cardinal Gin.
Peach Cardinal, made with Southern Artisan Spirit’s Cardinal Gin.

Harold Daniels

Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Southern Artisan Spirits creates its beverages by combining traditional distilling methods with unusual ingredients. Its premier product, the award-winning Cardinal Gin, contains juniper, clove, coriander, spearmint, and frankincense. Founded in 2008, the family-owned-and-operated small-batch distillery also produces a barrel-rested gin and two white whiskeys.

Peach Cardinal

Recipe courtesy of Pisces Sushi Bar, Charlotte, North Carolina

  • 1/2 oz. absinthe
  • Muddled lemon wedge
  • 1 1/2 oz. Cardinal Barrel Rested Gin
  • 3/4 oz. Teavana’s Peach Tranquility tea simple syrup*
  • 1/4 oz. Luxardo
  • Maraschino liqueur
  • Fresh peach wedge

*Brew tea very strong and turn into a simple syrup with half the normal amount of sugar.

Shake with ice and double strain into a coupe glass. Garnish with fresh peach wedge.

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