“The Daily Drink” brings you a must-try libation from our booze columnist Zach Geballe.
As mentioned in Monday’s Daily Drink, it’s definitely gin season. To celebrate, I’ve been drinking quite a few gin cocktails, including the creatively-named “Fancy Gin Cocktail” at Stoneburner in Ballard. A combination of barrel-aged Big Gin, orange Curacao, absinthe, and Peruvian bitters (and to be honest, I have no idea what those are). The drink pops with an initial bit of sweetness from the Curacao, but the smoky notes of the barrel-aging and the bitterness of the absinthe give it a real clean, dry finish. It definitely goes well with a warm spring day.
Zach Geballe does a lot of drinking. When he’s not working at The Dahlia Lounge or for his business Vine Trainings, he’s studying for the Court of Master Sommeliers Exam. His weekly column here at Seattle Weekly, The Bar Code, endeavors to inspire, educate and sometimes poke fun at all things beer, wine and spirits related.