Seasonal Gin Spritzer

I enjoy a cocktail after a long week of farm work. I change the simple syrup, garnish, and flavor base depending on what is in season and my mood, but I always go with gin. I tend to favor Barr Hill Gin for its flowery and fresh notes. *See below for simple syrup recipe.


  • 1 cup Strawberries, pureed
  • Mint, 3 sprigs
  • Seltzer
  • 1 oz Gin
  • 1 oz mint simple syrup


  • Basil, 3 sprigs
  • 2 Limes, juiced
  • Seltzer
  • 1 oz Gin
  • 1 oz basil simple syrup


  • Rosemary, 3 sprigs
  • Cranberry Juice, 2 oz
  • 1 oz Gin
  • 1 oz rosemary simple syrup

In a shaker, add 2 fresh herb sprigs and muddle lightly. Add juice or puree, simple syrup, and gin. Add 1 cup of ice and shake well for 15 seconds. Strain into a highball glass over 1 large ice cube or 3 small cubes. Add seltzer to top up the drink and garnish with 1 sprig of fresh herb.

*To make simple syrup, add 1 cup of water to 1 cup of sugar in a saucepan. Bring to a simmer and stir until sugar is dissolved. Take off heat and add 2-3 sprigs of fresh herbs and allow to steep for 10-15 minutes. Strain out herbs and pour the simple syrup into a glass jar to cool before use. This can be stored in the fridge for about 2 weeks.