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Capitol Gin

Named for Sacramento, the Capitol City of California, Capitol Gin is an Award-Winning Spirit.

Capitol Gin

Overview

Tasting Notes

The Specifics

J.J. Pfister’s Capitol Gin is an ode to our hometown of Sacramento. Hand-crafted, and artfully infused, Capitol Gin is made from a pure, neutral rye spirit and 9 highly curated botanicals. Capitol Gin is a Concours d’Spirits Double Gold award winner and rated 97 points by Tasting Panel.

Capitol Gin offers a juniper-forward nose with a complex underlying aroma of fennel, citrus zest, and wild pine aromatics. The powerful palate is a mix of subtle spice flavors from cubeb berries, fennel and cardamon – leading to a balanced and refreshing finish.

At 94 proof, Capitol Gin is infused with 9 botanicals – juniper, orris root, angelica, cardamom, cubeb berries, coriander, lemongrass, fennel seed, and lavender – and then rests for 4 weeks to allow its full-flavor to shine. Each bottle is 750 mL.

Clover Club

1.5 oz J.J. Pfister Capitol Gin

.5 oz Dry Vermouth

.5 oz Raspberry Gomme Syrup

.5 oz Fresh Lemon Juice

.5 oz Fresh Egg White

Combine all ingredients in a shaker and shake without ice to emulsify the egg white

Add ice and shake again, strain into a chilled coupe glass, garnish with skewered raspberry

Gin'gle Bells

1.5 oz J.J. Pfister Capitol Gin

.75 oz Pomegranate-Chai Honey

.25 oz Fresh Lemon Juice

1.5 oz Apple Cider, Honeycrisp

Combine all ingredients in shaker and add ice

Shake and strain into chilled cocktail glass

Garnish with Apple slices and freshly grated cinnamon

 

Gin'gle Bells Pomegranate Chai Honey Recipe

To make pomegranate-chai honey:

2 cups raw honey

1 cup water

6 bags rooibos chai tea

.75 cups pomegranate molasses

Combine honey and water in medium saucepan on medium heat until incorporated

Add tea bags and let steep for one hour

Remove teabags, add pomegranate molasses, and stir to combine

Keep refrigerated for up to 2 weeks

Bees Knees

2 oz J.J. Pfister Capitol Gin

1 oz Fresh Lemon Juice

.5 oz Honey Syrup

Combine all ingredients in shaker and add ice

Shake and strain into a chilled coupe glass

Achilles Heel

.75 oz J.J. Pfister Capitol Gin

.75 oz Aperol

.5 oz Fresh Lemon Juice

.5 oz Fresh Orange Juice

.25 oz 2:1 Honey Syrup

 

Combine all ingredients in shaker and add ice

Shake and strain over ice into tall glass

Garnish with thinly sliced orange

Bronx

2 oz J.J. Pfister Capitol Gin

1 oz Fresh Orange Juice

.5 oz Sweet Vermouth

.5 oz Dry Vermouth

1 dash Orange Bitters

Combine all ingredients in shaker and add ice

Shake and strain into a chilled coupe glass

Clover Club Raspberry Gomme Syrup Recipe

To make raspberry gomme syrup

4 cups fresh raspberries

500 grams cane sugar

500 grams water

1 tablespoon xanthum gum

Combine raspberries, sugar, and water in large saucepan over medium high heat

Bring to a boil and simmer for 30 minutes

Pass through a fine strainer, a chinois works well

Add xanthum gum and blend thoroughly

Keep refrigerated for up to 2 weeks

Vesper

1 oz J.J. Pfister Vodka

1.5 oz  J.J. Pfister Capitol Gin

.5 oz Lillet Blanc

 

Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass and stir

Strain into a chilled cocktail glass

Garnish with a lemon peel

Gin and Gingerbread

¼ cup J.J. Pfister Capitol Gin
1 bottle of Stout Beer
Pinch each of Ground Ginger and Ground Cinnamon
1 shot of Gingerbread Syrup

Mix Gin, a single shot of the gingerbread syrup and the bottle of stout in a pitcher
Stir with a milk frother to create a head
Once frothy, pour into copper mugs over ice
Garnish with a sprinkle of ginger and cinnamon
Serves 2

Gingerbread Syrup Recipe

2 Cups Sugar

2 Cups Hot Water

1 Tbsp Ground Ginger

1 Tbsp Ground Cinnamon

1 Tbsp Ground Nutmeg

1 Tbsp Vanilla Extract

 

Dissolve the sugar and water together in a saucepan, then stir in the ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla extract. The mixture will keep for around four weeks when refrigerated and can also be used to add a gingerbread taste to coffee, ice cream and other desserts.

The Delta Sunset

1.5 oz J.J. Pfister Capitol Gin
1 oz fresh lemon juice
.75 oz simple sugar
1 oz. muddled watermelon
1 oz muddled cucumber
3 dashes scorched pear bitters
Garnish with cucumber rose
Muddle watermelon and cucumber together in a cocktail shaker
Combine all ingredients
Fill short shaker with ice
Shake and strain into coup
Add cucumber rose garnish

The Summer Heat Wave

2 oz J.J. Pfister Capitol Gin
1 oz fresh lime juice
1 oz simple syrup
4 muddled mint leaves
4 slices muddled cucumber
Muddle cucumber and mint in a cocktail shaker
Add gin, lime juice, and simple syrup
Shake, strain into glass
Add lemon flower garnish and mint sprig

The Trip to the Tropics

2 oz J.J. Pfister Vodka
1 oz lime
.75 oz simple syrup
2 muddles kiwi slices
3 strawberries muddled
Muddle kiwi and strawberry
Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker
Strain into a collins glass over ice
Top off with soda water
Garnish with sliced kiwis and strawberries

The Needle and Thread

2 oz J.J. Pfister Capitol Gin
.75 oz Elderflower Liquor
1 oz fresh lemon juice
.5 oz simple syrup
Fill shaker 3/4 full with ice.
Add all ingredients and shake well.
Double strain over ice in a tall glass.
Top with club soda.

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