Indira gin from local microdistillery Sipsong Spirits has become a favorite of local bartenders who are using it for a bevy of summer cocktails.
But what’s got us feverish for this beauty is drinking it on the rocks and appreciating the wild blend of botanicals that fairly leap out of the glass. Italian juniper, orange, bay, lavender, lime, cumin, and coriander are among the flavors of this grape-based spirit made by Tara Jasper in tiny batches at Sonoma Brothers distillery.
She describes the gin and the name of the company as “Distilling the Moment” — a moment we’re happy to experience repeatedly.
You can find it at Perch and Plow in Santa Rosa; Valette, Duke’s, and Barndiva in Healdsburg, Wishbone in Petaluma and many other top cocktail spots in Sonoma County and bottles are available at Big John’s market in Healdsburg, Oliver’s Markets, Bottle Barn and Wilibees, sipsongspirits.com.