Distiller Robert Schulten, owner of Fifth State Distillery located in Bridgeport, Connecticut, was having fun in
the distillery again and created another fabulous gin, Passion Gin,
to add to their award-winning line of spirits. Awarded the 2022 and
2021 Connecticut Gin Distillery of the Year by the prestigious New
York International Spirits Competition, Fifth State Distillery
continues to deliver excellence in every bottle. For his latest Passion Gin, Rob
distills passionfruit and having tried it found it to be very versatile in a
wide variety of cocktails.
Information: Fifth State Passion
Gin, 47% Alcohol by Volume, 94 proof. Gluten-free. Column-distilled from corn
and handcrafted in small batches.
Notes: "We are passionate about our gin, so
we distilled passionfruit for our latest craft gin. An amazingly smooth gin
which creates an enjoyable sweet and slightly tangy experience. Turn up the
tropics on your summer's favorite drink. A dramatic gin which is our new
flavor. The Fifth State Team"
Notes: The color is crystal clear. On the nose, it
has sweet, fruity, and passionfruit notes. On the palate, the richness of the
passionfruit comes through with elegance and style, with a smooth, round, and
Experience was "In the kitchen and behind the bar®" creating incredibly special
handcrafted cocktails to tempt your palate and inspire your own creations using
Fifth State Passion Gin.
Experience Cocktail Menu
Experience - Tropical Passion
Experience - Candy Cane
Experience - Snowball Fight
Luxury Experience - Tropical
Yield: 1 cocktail
Glass Used: Rocks Glass
cocktail, Luxury Experience - Tropical Passion, we wanted to take your
palate on a tropical vacation and treated the gin like cachaça. We muddled
limes and fresh pineapple with sugar in a shaker, then added Fifth State
Passion Gin and Goya Pineapple Passionfruit nectar. We added ice cubes and
thoroughly shook the shaker to incorporate the ingredients then poured it over
ice in a rocks glass. (Do not strain the fruit, you want the look and all the flavors.)
For the garnish we skewered a lime wheel on a decorative swizzle stick.
Method: Muddle limes and fresh pineapple with sugar in a shaker, then add Fifth
State Passion Gin and Goya Pineapple Passionfruit nectar, add 2 ice cubes, and
shake to thoroughly mix the cocktail. Pour cocktail with fruit over ice in a
rocks glass. For the garnish, skewer a lime wheel on a decorative swizzle
Luxury Experience - Candy Cane
Yield: 1 cocktail
Glass Used: Martini Glass
Experience - Candy Cane, we created a candy cane syrup with candy canes, that
we used in the cocktail and to swirl on top of the cocktail for an impressive
finish. We paired Fifth State Passion Gin with cran-raspberry juice, candy cane
syrup, and heavy cream to create a festive cocktail. We garnished it with a
small candy cane.
Cane Syrup for Swirl on top
Candy Cane Syrup Ingredients:
Cane Powder (see below)
Method for the Candy Cane Syrup:
Break up candy canes and pulverize in a blender to create the candy cane
powder. Add the powder and water to a small saucepan and bring to boil.
Continue to boil until reduced to create a syrup (about one-half to
three-quarters of a cup). Let cool. Can be made ahead and kept in the
refrigerator until ready to use.
Method for the Cocktail: Chill
Martini glass and set aside. Pour the Candy Cane Syrup in a plastic squeeze
bottle and swirl some of the syrup on the inside of the glass. To a shaker, add
the Fifth State Passion Gin, the Cran-Raspberry Juice, Candy Cane Syrup, heavy
cream, and 4 ice cubes, and shake to incorporate the ice into the cocktail.
Strain into the Martini glass. Squeeze a small amount of candy cane syrup in a
swirl on top of the cocktail, and garnish with a small candy cane.
Luxury Experience - Snowball
Yield: 1 cocktail
Glass Used: Martini Glass
more fun in winter than having a snowball fight? Perhaps drinking one! For
Luxury Experience -Snowball Fight we created a "snowball" by grinding ice
in a blender to create "snow", spooned the "snow" into a bowl, and used a
large, round ice cream scoop to create the snowball. For the cocktail, we
combined Fifth State Passion Gin with (unsweetened) coconut milk, sweetened
condensed milk, and Farigoule Herbal Thyme Liqueur. We poured the cocktail over
our "snowball" in a chilled Martini glass and garnished it with flaked coconut.
Let the Luxury Experience - Snowball Fight begin!
the Cocktail: Add all ingredients to a shaker with 4
ice cubes and shake to thoroughly chill the cocktail. Pour cocktail over the
"snowball" in a chilled Martini glass and garnish with flaked coconut.
time, cheers, its cocktail time!
Rob and Bridget Schulten, the award-winning Fifth State Distillery located in
Bridgeport, Connecticut has been turning heads with their delectable
gluten-free spirits since they opened in 2016. Made from locally grown
Connecticut non-GMO corn and distilled in small batches, their artisanal
spirits are continuing to win awards with their innovative spirits profiles.
"Made with pride in the great state of Connecticut."
Distillery products include: Gin, Seville Gin, Passion Gin, Madagascar Gin,
5th State Premium Vodka, Ginger Zap Vodka, Simply Celery Vodka, CT
Maple Whiskey, Barrel Strength Whiskey, Limoncello, Chocolate XS, and Wonderful
additional information on Fifth State Distillery
as well as purchasing information, please visit their website: www.fifthstatedistillery.com
Distillery Hours: Monday - Thursday
from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, Friday - closed, Saturday from 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm,
our visit to Fifth State Distillery and more about their exceptional
spirits in the Liquor Cabinet section: Touring Fifth State
Distillery, Bridgeport, CT, USA,
Gin, Ginger Zap Vodka, and Fifth State
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