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. southernartisanspirits.com
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.