Thai Darb

Thai Darb:

1.75 oz gin (Blade)
1 oz satsuma drinking vinegar (homemade)*
.5 oz lime juice

Shake over ice. Double strain into chilled cocktail glass.

This drink gets it's name from a blade in Thai culture called a Darb, a nod to the drinking vinegar popular in Thailand, included in the cocktail. The vinegar provides a richness and astringency, that may not be for everyone but will also win lifetime devotees for those who have a taste for it. Blade is a unique gin from California Old World Spirits with it's own distinctive flavor profile, and a strong botanical finish. 

*Recipe: 7-8 medium satsumas. Juiced and mixed with splash of coconut vinegar (found in Asian grocery stores), and roughly 1.5 tbsp palm sugar (also found in Asian and/or Indian markets). Reduce over low heat until roughly 2/3 of the water has dissolved. You want it to be thick, but not too syrupy. Start with less vinegar, as it's easy to add more to the reduced juice if needed.