Empress Gin Old Fashioned

Usually when people see a shot like this they ask where I get my citrus 🍋 The photo makes it look like a TON of oil but it’s really just the same as expressing any lemon or orange peel over the top of a drink. If you light it right & have really good timing, it simply highlights this split second process.

With that said, don’t be disappointed when you try squeezing a lemon peel over your drink! Just take the peel in your hands and gently squeeze. You should see a very light mist of fragrant citrus oils that will rest over the top of your finished cocktail.

Empress Gin


1 3/4 oz Empress Gin

1/4 oz Green Chartreuse

1 tsp rich organic cane syrup

2 dashes aromatic bitters

1 dash grapefruit bitters

Lemon oil


Combine ingredients in a mixing vessel & stir until properly chilled/diluted. Strain into a rocks glass over a large cube. Express a lemon peel over the top & garnish.

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