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BENHAM’S SONOMA DRY GIN

D. George Benham’s Sonoma Dry Gin is big, bold and still well-balanced.  It touches every part of the palate.  Rich, ripe juniper is well-integrated and provides the framework.  Citrus and exotic fruit flavors enhance and brighten the botanicals.
On the nose, there’s the scent of warm cardamom, baking spices, truffle-like angelica earthiness and floral chamomile notes.
On the palate, the full flavors are balanced by sweetness from star anise and creaminess from the orris root.
The gin dances on the finish, with a touch of cool mint and peppery spice from the galangal and grains of paradise.

Gin & Tonic “Benham Style”
2 oz. D. George Benham’s Sonoma Dry Gin
4 oz. high quality tonic water (or 2 oz. tonic water & 2 oz. club soda)
Add gin to a bowl shaped glass or goblet. Fill glass with ice, top with tonic water and add a pinch of coriander, two cardamom pods and one star anise. Garnish with a sprig of fresh spearmint and a lime wheel.

Benham’s Martini
2 ½ oz. D. George Benham’s Sonoma Dry Gin
Add gin to a mixing glass. Fill glass with ice and stir gently for 20 seconds. Strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with a fresh lemon twist and a grape sliced in half.

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