Based on the wild plants of Danish summer, Flora Danica is a herbaceous spirit with a slightly bitter finish. Complement it with tonic and a hint of lemon to make this bright serve. Ingredients1 part Flora Danica 2 parts tonicDouglas fir sprig Lemon zest MethodPour desired amount of Flora Danica in a glass over large ice cubesTop up with tonic and mix Finish with lemon zest and a Douglas fir sprig ADD TO CART
That’s right, ‘tis the season, folks, and here at Empirical Spirits, we’re looking to spread some holiday cheer any way we can. We considered covering our webshop in Santa gifs and posting some kind of advent calendar/countdown thing on Instagram, but after a brief moment of reflection we remembered that stuff isn’t really our deal. We’re a utilitarian bunch over here, and we’d rather get festive by helping you good people out somehow. Gift-giving ain’t easy and the countdown clock is ticking. We’ve all found ourselves sweating in a mall two days before Christmas, staring at a list of names...
The Plum, I Suppose captures plum kernel’s marzipan high notes, and the fruit’s nuanced sweetness. Bring out the brightness of this spirit with citrus soda in this refreshing serve.Ingredients2 parts* The Plum, I Suppose3 parts white grapefruit or other citrus soda Pinch of dulse seaweedMethodPour the spirit in a glass over iceTop up with citrus soda and mixGarnish with dulse seaweed *We recommend using around 50ml spirit and 75ml of mixer, depending on individual preferences. We also suggest using larger ice cubes to delay dilution.
Our new core spirit Ayuuk is based on Pasilla Mixe, a special smoke-dried chili that grows in a cloud forest. For this serve, the chili’s pleasantly spicy, vegetal notes are balanced out with the zesty, bite of ginger. Ingredients2 parts Ayuuk 3 parts Ginger AleCucumber Ribbon Flaky Sea Salt Squeeze of Lemon MethodPour desired amount of Ayuuk in a glass over large ice cubes Top up with ginger ale and mix Add a squeeze of lemon juice and a pinch of flaky sea salt Finish with a cucumber ribbon ADD TO CART
Named after the goddess of love, based on an ingredient that only blooms once a year, and only 200 bottles made in total, Freyja is fittingly best enjoyed with Champagne. For this refreshing serve, opt for a crisp, dry Champagne to complement the elderflower spirit’s natural, subtle sweetness. Ingredients1 part Freyja2 parts ChampagneMethodPour the spirit in a fluteTop up with Champagne