As the end of February slowly approaches, we can’t help but think of the strong women we know and met. We are days away from Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day, so naturally, we’re thinking of ways to honor the Queens that we know and those who’ve come before us. Whether you’re gathering with friends or celebrating solo, McQueen and the Violet Fog Gin is the perfect choice to honor the strong Queens you know and revere.
While most gins are distilled in the UK, Sovereign Brands distills and bottles the unique and smooth McQueen and the Violet Fog gin in the hills of Jundiaí, Brazil, thousands of miles away from the UK-centric traditional gin world. When you think of Gin, Brazil is probably one of the last countries you’d think of, but that’s what makes McQueen and the Violet Fog Gin stand out.
Made in a single copper pot still, McQueen and the Violet Fog is like nothing you’ve seen or tasted before. It’s made with 21 exotic botanicals hand-picked from all over the world and used in their proprietary distillation process. These botanicals include calamansi, acai, star anise, fennel seed, rosemary, basil, lemongrass, pomelo peel, orris root, jasmine flower, and more. The complexity of this unique 80-proof gin (40% alc/vol) makes it perfect for sipping over ice or mixing.
This Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day, why not raise a glass to the strong, brilliant, and amazing women in your life with a cocktail that is strong, brilliant, and amazing!
3 ounces of McQueen and the Violet Fog gin
¾ ounce Grenadine syrup
1-ounce fresh lemon juice
1 egg white
Berry for garnish
Add the gin, grenadine, lemon juice, and egg white to a cocktail shaker without ice. Shake for 15 seconds. Add the ice to the cocktail shaker. Shake again for 30 seconds. Strain the drink into a cocktail glass; the foam will collect at the top. Garnish with fresh berries.
With its festive color, refreshing taste, and smooth finish, the Queen’s Pink Lemonade makes for a classic Valentine’s Day cocktail. Serve before dinner and get creative with fun straws or themed glassware.
The Queen’s Pink Lemonade
2 oz McQueen and the Violet Fog
4 oz Pink Lemonade
Fill a Collins glass with ice. Add McQueen and the Violet Fog and lemonade to the glass and stir. Add ice if necessary. With a cold bar spoon, layer Pimms on top. Garnish with the lemon wedge.
Now that you’re cocktail-ready, raise a glass to the Queens who paved the way, fought for, and made history so our lives can be better today.