Review: Seersucker Southern Style Lemonade and Limeade
The folks behind Seersucker Southern Style Gin have launched two extension products: both are based on their gin recipe, flavored with either lemon or lime. They say this is a first:
“After a year of research and development, we’re proud to be the first brand to offer a gin blended with all-natural juice,” says Trey Azar, Seersucker Founder and Master Distiller. “We practice the same meticulous slow-distillation process with Seersucker Lemonade and Limeade, so imbibers will be able to taste the real citrus juice and all-natural botanicals in each sip.”
Both Seersucker flavors are inspired by ingredients commonly found in the southern kitchen and are designed to enhance Seersucker’s signature light juniper taste. Seersucker Southern Style Lemonade features all-natural lemon juice and a touch of lavender botanicals to create soft, sweet flavor. Meanwhile, Seersucker Southern Style Limeade is refreshing and bright, blending Seersucker’s light juniper undertones with all-natural lime juice and garden-fresh mint.
We tried both expressions. Thoughts follow. Both are 70 proof.
Seersucker Southern Style Lemonade – Quite lemony from start to finish, but some herbal notes of juniper and black pepper creep through, adding complexity. The palate is quite sweet and filled with lemon notes. Here the tart lemon character is all-encompassing, largely drowning out any sense of gin. The finish sees touches of rosemary and some orange peel, though with all of that lemon and sugar, both are difficult to suss out. With all of that said, it works just fine if a strong lemon note is the goal: Use it in lieu of a lemon vodka (not gin). B+
Seersucker Southern Style Limeade – Take all the lemons in the above review and replace them with limes, and you’re pretty close to the experience here. To be honest, the Limeade is less tart and less overwhelmingly single-note in flavor than the Lemonade, but limeade does seem to lack some of the flexibility of lemon in cocktails. There’s also a stronger herbal element on the finish here — more thyme and rosemary than juniper — which makes the whole thing feel a bit more rounded and satisfying than the overpowering lemonade. A-
each $25 / seersuckergin.com
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