SCANDINAVIAN SPRING In this seasonal cocktail, Grier matches the aromatics of anise with lavender and honey, adding depth with Maurin Quina, a French aperitif liqueur flavored with bitter almonds and wild cherries.
Pink Fizz Elderflower Cocktail: 1 shot English gin; 1 shot St Germain; 1 dash of pink elderflower cordial. Method: Shake ingredients with ice, strain into ice-filled glass, and top with soda water. Garnish: Lemon zest twist or sprig of elderflower.
A riff on the classic gin-honey-lemon cocktail the bee's knees, Miami restaurant Khong River House gave us this recipe for the Killer B, which swaps honey with a fiery Thai bird chile-white peppercorn simple syrup for a complex balance of tart, sweet, spicy, and bitter.