June 13th is World Gin Day and Still Austin Whiskey Celebrates with Their Recipe for a Signature Cocktail Using Their Very Own Gin
Still Austin Whiskey Co., which makes whiskey, is also producing an incredible rye gin now available in the great state of Texas!
This South Austin distillery sits inside the city limits of Austin—a Southern metropolis famed for blending art and science. Still Austin Gin is uniquely crafted from a base of Texas Rye grains, which they mill and distill themselves, in a process that moves through two separate stills. The result is a perfectly balanced gin, made in small batches with real botanicals like juniper, coriander seeds, cinnamon, citrus peels, elderflower and allspice.
Since June 13th is World Gin Day, they are bringing awareness to their gin by sharing this recipe for their Bees Knees cocktail.
Still Austin Bees Knees
Makes one cocktail
1.5oz Still Austin Rye Gin
1-2 lemons – for 1oz of juice plus extra for garnish
1/2oz Honey Syrup
Cut your lemons in half and juice/squeeze them – roughly 1oz of juice will be needed. Save one half for slicing into wedges for garnish.
If you have a cocktail shaker, fill it with ice. Add the gin, lemon juice and syrup and shake the ingredients for about 60 seconds. Strain into a rocks glass with ice, or a pretty cocktail glass without the ice. Add a lemon wedge or a twist of peel for garnish, and enjoy!
If you don’t have a shaker at home, just add the ingredients directly to a rocks glass, fill with ice and add garnish.
The Still Austin tasting room is still open for retail.
Get your very own 375 ml bottle of Bees Knees mix for easy cocktails at home! Includes recipe instructions, and will last through two bottles of gin. Just add Still Austin Gin to the mix (lemon, honey simple syrup) for a classic Bees Knees!
Available for pickup at the distillery.
Their tasting room is currently closed, walk-in and curbside sales are still available Monday-Saturday from 12-8pm. However they will be reopening on Tuesday, June 16 AND they’ll be going back to their regular Tuesday-Sunday schedule. Read the scoop here!
Where to find Still Austin Gin
As of now, due to the meticulous process required to craft Still Austin Gin, this spirit is only available in their tasting room and throughout Texas. But don’t worry, they have plans to launch nationally soon, because why should the rest of the country miss out?
440 East St. Elmo Road, Ste. F
Austin, TX 78745
Phone: (512) 276-2700