Dark Corner Distillery has done it again. There’s a fresh face on their roster of quality spirits. Jōcassee Gin is a refreshing, handcrafted spirit with a distinctly southern personality. This classic, crisp gin is pot-distilled with juniper, honeysuckle, magnolia blossoms, and subtle hints of lemon, orange, and grapefruit. Transform your standard gimlet, or trade in your tired gin and tonic for a Jōcassee + Tonic. It’s the perfect gin to bring to the lake, or to bring the lake to you!
Life at the lake is all about relaxing with friends and family, creating new memories that will last for years to come. Even if you can’t be lakeside, creating a signature drink is a simple way to make any occasion memorable. We recommend showcasing Jōcassee Gin’s southern flair with our vintage-inspired signature cocktail called the Bee’s Knees. During the Prohibition, when this recipe was created, the bee’s knees was common slang meaning the best — which is exactly what this cocktail is. With only three ingredients, it’s a breeze to whip up, even at your home away from home.
To create this classic drink, simply add 2 oz. Jōcassee Gin, ¾ oz. fresh lemon juice, and ¾ oz. honey simple syrup (1:1 honey to water) to a cocktail shaker. Add ice, shake, and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a lemon twist. Enjoy your Bees Knees cocktail as a crisp afternoon refreshment or a sippable nightcap under the stars.
Get your own bottle of Jōcassee Gin at Dark Corner Distillery’s tasting room in downtown Greenville, South Carolina. It will also be distributed nationwide to select liquor stores, bars, and restaurants near you!
Dark Corner Distillery produces small batches of award-winning moonshine, aged whiskey, absinthe, and spirits using traditional distilling methods that are faithful to their Appalachian history. Follow them on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for recipes, updates, special events, and more!