Cocktail Advent 4: Winter’s Kiss


There’s generally no fence-sitting with gin: either you like it or you don’t. And if you don’t, you probably prefer vodka. Which is fine, I just prefer to taste my alcohol rather than not. So I’m a gin fan and often say it’s the best way to drink a tree. In honor of all those pine trees adorning so many homes this time of year, here’s a highly botanical bevvie to match!

Image via Bombay Sapphire

Image via Bombay Sapphire

“Winter’s Kiss”
–Created by Bombay Sapphire SF’s Most Imaginative Bartender Winner, Brian Means of Dirty Habit in SF

  • 1.5 oz. Bombay Sapphire Gin
  • .75 oz. fino sherry
  • .75 oz. Martini Rossi Bianco Vermouth
  • 3 dashes bitter truth celery bitters


Another pet peeve of these sorts of press releases that flood my Inbox before any given holiday? No instructions with the recipe! Sure, I know that a drink comprised of all alcohol, no mixers, is typically stirred to prevent clouding (and now do you, by the by), but you know what they say about assuming…

***This recipe was provided by a representative of Bombay Sapphire Gin. I am not affiliated with this brand nor was I compensated to post this recipe, not even with review samples. As always, we encourage responsible refreshment and the use of the Designated Driver. No drunken monkeys, please!***