Gin Blossom Cocktail

gin blossom in glass with ice



  • 2 ounces Hendrick’s gin
  • 2 ounces whey
  • ½ ounce fresh lemon juice
  • 1 ounce simple syrup
  • 2 dashes orange blossom water
  • Orange peel twist


Fill a shaker with ice and add all the ingredients but the twist. Shake until frothy and cold, then strain into a rocks glass over fresh ice. Garnish with the twist.

About this recipe

*Note: If you are not feeling kitchen crafty, whey can be purchased at Hawthorne Valley Farm Store in Ghent, among other places in the Hudson Valley, and may be easily procured from a local dairy, if asked nicely. Fresh whey can usually be kept a week in the fridge and about three months in the freezer.

This story was originally published in January of 2017.