Uncle Val’s Botanical Gin - Wine & Spirits Magazine

Uncle Val’s Botanical Gin

If you enjoy citrus in your gin, this vibrant and fresh spirit is for you. Made with a garden’s worth of cucumber, lemon, sage and lavender, Uncle Val’s is tangy, with lots of fresh herb flavors like lemongrass and lemon verbena, and lighter on the juniper. It makes a fine Corpse Reviver #2.

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35 Maple Street, Sonoma, CA



Corpse Reviver #2


  • ¾ oz gin
  • ¾ oz lemon juice
  • ¾ oz triple sec
  • ¾ oz Lillet Blanc
  • 1 dash of absinthe verte


  • Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake hard until chilled, and strain into a coupe or Martini glass.
  • Peel a strip of lemon zest with a sharp vegetable peeler, and twist it to express citrus oils over the top of the drink. Drop the zest into the glass to garnish.

This story appears in the print issue of August 2014.
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