Had a lovely drink earlier, at the Crow and Quill. House Gin and Tonic. Cardinal barrel aged Gin, house made Tonic, with cinchona, lavender, lemongrass, allspice, cardamom, cinnamon, and citrus peel. 🍊🥃 And garnished with lime and an orchid flower. 🌺 #cocktails#ginandtonic#crowandquillasheville#ashevillefood
Now, this is an incredibly bold statement. Especially after my trip to Ireland and being able to try some seriously world class gins this year. But, say it I shall. @nikkawhiskyusa Coffey Gin is the best gin I've had all year.
It's incredibly aromatic with notes of exotic citrus fruits, fresh herbs, and a hint of pepper. The palate continues the ride with more exotic fruit, namely yuzu and kabotsu, followed by a refreshing herbaceousness that is accentuated by a pop of Sancho pepper that starts the finish. Addition of @fevertree_uk Elderflower Tonic makes the experience a touch sweeter and more floral, but the marriage of flavors is sublime. The freshness of the gin is slightly cut into, but I'm not complaining.
My favorite thing to do is spend part of the day shopping, then come home and take care of my flock of birdies...shower, do a beauty vlog of my makeup...put on fake hair, do a selfie photo shoot at home and just watch shows and listen to music in full drag. It's 2 parts lonely, 4 parts the best day of my life, and 6 parts a nice gin and tonic with lime. I'm sorry for all the selfies, but it's my only evidence of how happy I am on Saturdays! Sending love to you all!! ♡♡ ☆ ♡♤◇♧