The days are getting shorter and the nights are chillier… which means there’s no better time for a little summer in your mouth, courtesy of Crooked Water Spirits’ Sundog Gin. A shining example of the “New American” gin category, Sundog puts citrus at the forefront, namely fresh grapefruit and orange, along with light and ambrosial botanicals. It’s one of those rare gins that’s lovely to sip on its own, thanks to the bright citrus notes. But it makes a terrific mixer as well — give it a try in everything from gin & tonics to Tom Collins’ to Negronis.
Sundog Gin may taste like an afternoon in the sunshine of California or Hawaii, but it actually comes from the decidedly non-tropical climes of Minnesota, where Heather Manley founded Crooked Water Spirits in 2013 — the first woman-owned spirits business to be recognized by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC). Crooked Water makes a variety of award-winning spirits — everything from whiskey to vodka to apple brandy — but Sundog is one of the most recognized, having medaled in multiple spirits competitions and taking home the gold at the San Francisco World Spirits fest and the Los Angeles International Spirits Competition. Try it for yourself and we think you’ll agree with the judges. And hey, at this time of year, we can all use a little Sundog in our lives. To buy more, or to explore other Crooked Water offerings, see their selection at www.crookedwaterspirits.com.