DENIM DIVA

After scrapping the idea of doing a coffee-based cocktail  in honor of one of the world’s greatest photographers, Yousuf Karsh, a Turkish Canadian immigrant, an old party favorite was remembered. Named in honor of Ben’s photographer friend who has a fondness for denim jumpsuits, July’s cocktail is nearly effortless. Don’t skimp on making your own honey lemon mix – it’s a small step that makes a big difference in this crushable summer beverage.

1 oz          honey lemon mix*

½ oz        Giffard Passionfruit liqueur

½ oz       Rinomato Apertivo

1½ oz     Citadell Gin  

*Dissolve equal parts honey in lemon juice

Originally hailing from Memphis, Ben Hatch has logged 12 years’ experience in the hospitality industry. Bartender at Branch  by night and sales manager for Magnolia Barrel House, an independent wine & spirits distributor, by day, Ben lives in Hattiesburg with his wife, Erika, and their adorable pug, Karen.

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