Celebrate Spring with the Yellowjacket Jubilee

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The name of this drink alone makes us feel like there’s a party—or maybe even a parade—goin’ on. Developed by Chris Churilla at the Bit House Saloon in Portland, Oregon, it deploys the underused duo of gin and ginger, with additional floral notes courtesy of a house-made lavender cordial. It’s easy to make, bright and refreshing, and perfect for welcoming in spring.

Here’s the complete recipe:

Ingredients |

  • 1 oz lavender cordial
  • 1.25 oz gin
  • .5 oz ginger syrup
  • .75 oz fresh lemon juice
  • Soda water, to top
  • Tonic water, to top
Method |
  • Add lavender cordial, gin, ginger syrup, and lemon juice to a shaker tin with ice.
  • Shake to combine and chill, then strain over fresh ice in a Collins glass.
  • Top with equal parts tonic and soda

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