Summer vacations might be on hold for now but that doesn’t mean your cocktail can’t act like an escape (for Memorial Day weekend, perhaps)! Take this tropical tipple from Caledonia Spirits, for example.
1.5 oz. Tom Cat Gin
.75 oz. Campari
1.5 oz. Fresh Pineapple Juice
.5 oz. Fresh Lime Juice
.5 oz. VT Grade A Dark, Robust Maple Syrup
Combine ingredients in a mixing tin, add ice, shake, and strain over crushed ice in a tiki mug if you’ve got it. Go crazy with the garnish, a Campari-soaked pineapple works well, and using cherries or pineapple leaves is fun. Try and make it look like a cat’s face!