meet the maker: Seersucker Southern Style Gin
words by Mackenzie Wise
Just in time for National Gin Day, the folks at Azar Family Brands, have created a new kind of southern style gin that’s perfect for celebrating.
Seersucker Southern Style Gin was born of a desire to create a gin with a lighter and sweeter profile than that of a typical London Dry. Creators Trey and Kimberly Azar spent over a year perfecting Seersucker’s flavor profile, which was inspired by ingredients common to southern kitchens. Hints of juniper make way for layers of citrus, honeysuckle, and mint, designed to leave a long and refreshing finish.
Seersucker embodies southern warmth and approachability, right down to its design. Azar says that a chance encounter with a Derby Day partygoer, decked out in traditional seersucker shorts, inspired not only the name but also the drink’s classic blue-and-white striped label.
Made with all natural ingredients, and slow-distilled through a hand-hammered copper pot for a cleaner, better-tasting flavor, Seersucker Southern Style Gin is light enough to enjoy on it’s own, or mixed any way you please. And for any non-gin lovers out there, this is one to try.
Trey’s favorite way to enjoy it is simply with club soda and an orange twist. We also love it in our frozen cucumber gin + tonic. But no matter you choose to enjoy it, you’ll find it a perfect, versatile addition to this summer’s cocktail menu.
frozen cucumber gin + tonic
Light and refreshing, and perfect for sipping. But be careful, they don’t taste like they have gin in them and can be quite dangerous!
- 2 cups ice
- 1/2 english cucumber, peeled and chopped (about 1 cup)
- Juice from 1 lime, or to taste
- 3 ounces Seersucker Southern Style Gin, or to taste
- 3 ounces tonic water
In a blender, combine ice, cucumber, lime juice, gin, and tonic water. Blend until completely combined. Taste and adjust as desired. Carefully pour (or scoop) into serving glasses and enjoy!
cook’s note: Blended mixture will separate after awhile so you may need to stir it again as you drink it to combine.