Before heading out to dinner tonight, a few judicious ounces of Green Hat Gin over a big ice cube, by New Colombia Distillers here in the District. Tasted this a while back at the Dupont Circle Farmers Market and liked it, so bought a couple of bottles.
Delicious, with lots of botanicals and juniper, with some citrus and a touch of cardamom. If you live in the area, I highly recommend picking up a bottle. Seriously good stuff. Not a mixing liquor, best enjoyed without distraction.
I quit drinking gin many years ago after a potentially disastrous night involving a young brunette and a Kawasaki. I've tried to be more moderate with my gin consumption since resuming the relationship with this liquor. Tonight was no exception.