Herbaceous gin takes center stage in refreshing midsummer cocktails.
All grown up: EMP Summer House’s Nod to Nothing is a sophisticated twist on a hot-weather favorite, the slushy.
EMP Summer House’s frozen refresher combines Fords Gin, Cocchi Americano, apricot liqueur, and jasmine pearl tea with lemon, yuzu, and aromatic sage for a cold slushy at the season’s hottest pop-up. 341 Pantigo Road, East Hampton; empsummerhouse.com
Shelter Island House’s summertime favorite pairs Botanist Gin with house-made honey lemonade and thyme gastrique. 11 Stearns Point Road, Shelter Island Heights, 631- 749-5659; shelterislandhouse.com
The Backyard Restaurant at Solé East fires up the grill for this spicy cocktail combining Botanist Gin with pink peppercorn charred lemon cordial, fresh mint, and a splash of soda. 90 Second House Road, Montauk, 631-668-2105; soleeast.com
New York Distilling Company Dorothy Parker American Gin: Expect notes of elderberry and hibiscus along with traditional juniper. nydistilling.com
Greenhook Ginsmiths Beach Plum Gin Liqueur: This elixir inspired by English sloe gin infuses Greenhook’s American Dry Gin with beach plums. greenhookgin.com
Pine Barrens Barrel Reserve Botanical Dry Gin: Triple-distilled from Long Island potatoes, this gin is infused with 28 botanicals and finished in the company’s singlemalt whiskey barrels. lispirits.com