SOUTH SISTER GIN

In a martini or on rocks. Perfection.
South Sister Gin

South Sister Gin is a small batch, craft gin that brings you a unique blend of an exceptional citrus forward London dry base and notes of handpicked Juniper, Desert Sage and Ponderosa Pine Pods indigenous to Central Oregon.

Classic London Dry base, with attenuated citrus and spice, and mild earthy botanical notes.

South Sister Gin tastes just like Central Oregon smells! While it makes the perfect martini, it’s so smooth and you can even drink it straight on the rocks with a twist of lime.

86.5 Proof. 43.25% ABV. 750 mL.

Recipes with South Sister Gin

Negroni

Ingredients

  • 1 oz. Campari
  • 1 oz. South Sister Gin
  • 1 oz. Sweet Vermouth

Garnish

  • Orange half-wheel

Preparation
Stir and serve on the rocks.

Citrus Spice

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 oz. South Sister Gin
  • Juice of 1/2 an Orange
  • Juice of 1/2 a Lemon
  • Spiced Apple Cider
  • Splash of Soda Water
  • Muddled Fennel

Garnish

  • Orange Peel or Lemon Peel

Preparation
Muddle fennel and place in glass over ice. Shake Gin, orange juice and lemon juice over ice. Fill glass with ice and strain drink into glass. Top with Spiced Apple Cider and a splash of soda water and then gently stir. Garnish with orange peel or lemon peel.

1975

Ingredients

  • 1 oz. South Sister Gin
  • 3/4 oz. Lemon Juice
  • 1/2 oz. Honey Simple Syrup
  • 8 drops of Portland Bitters Project – Woodland Bitters
  • 6 oz. Cava
  • Lemon Twist, thin

Garnish

  • Lemon Twist, Thin

Preparation
Shake first four ingredients just to combine and cool. Strain into a glass, top with Cava and express with a lemon twist.

The Classic Martini

Ingredients

  • 4 Parts South Sister Gin
  • 1 Part Dry Vermouth

Garnish

  • Green Olive

Preparation
Pour all ingredients into mixing glass over ice and stir well. Strain into chilled cocktail glass. Squeeze lemon peel over the drink, discard. Garnish with one green olive.

Special Variations

  • Churchill – A Martini with no vermouth. Basically cold gin in a glass. Legend has it Churchill would “look in the direction of France” and that would be plenty of vermouth.
  • Roosevelt – Two olives instead of one. Even number of olives is considered bad luck by some.
  • Dirty Martini – Add olive brine to taste.
  • Burnt Martini – Uses scotch instead of vermouth.
  • Buckeye – Martini with a black olive.
  • Gibson – Martini with an onion instead of an olive.
  • Vesper Martini – Also called a 007, James Bond’s martini. 3 parts Gin, 1 part Vodka, 1/2 part Lillet, lemon twist, shaken, not stirred.
Buck Norris

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 oz. South Sister Gin
  • 1/2 oz. Simple Syrup*
  • Juice of 1/2 Lemon
  • Soda Water

Garnish

  • Orange slice and maraschino cherry

Preparation
Shake Gin, Simple Syrup and Lemon Juice over ice. Fill Collins glass with ice and strain drink into glass. Top with soda water and gently stir. Garnish with orange slice and maraschino cherry.

The PDP Martini Ideal

Ingredients

  • 2 oz. South Sister Gin
  • 2 oz. Dry Vermouth
  • 1 dash of Portland Bitters Project – Aromatic Bitters
  • Lemon twist, thin

Garnish

  • Green Olive or
  • An actual Lemon Peel

Preparation
Pour the first three ingredients into mixing glass over ice and stir to chill thoroughly. Strain into a classic V martini glass, express lemon twist and garnish with a green olive.

Lost Love

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 oz. South Sister Gin
  • 3/4 oz. Amaro Meletti
  • 2 dashes of Portland Bitters Project – Cacao Bitters
  • Fancy Cherry

Garnish

  • Fancy Cherry

Preparation
Pour the first three ingredients into mixing glass over ice and stir thoroughly. Strain into chilled cocktail glass and sink the fancy cherry in.

What makes South Sister Gin so good?

South Sister Gin, Botanicals

The Botanicals

Starting with a Classic London Dry base, with attenuated citrus and spice, and mild earthy botanical notes. Cascade Street Distillery’s botanicals include handpicked juniper, handpicked desert sage, handpicked ponderosa pine pods, coriander, orris root, angelica root, cardamom, liquorice root, grains of paradise and citrus peel.

Broken Top Bourbon, the water

The Water

Cascade Street Distillery’s blend with this base our pristine mountain spring water, bringing you a delicious gin that is exceptionally well-rounded. From the first sip to the clean and fresh botanical finish, your palate will explore all that the high desert has to offer.

South Sister Gin, Sage

The Sage

Sage gives a garden fresh bouquet with a hint of citrus; the pine pod’s sugary sap water creates a unique and intense pine flavor with a sweet citrusy aftertaste. The slight golden hue is the result of these all-natural ingredients sourced from Central Oregon’s high desert.