The Passion of the Dill is one of those cocktails people read the ingredients of and usually make a face of some description. It’s the one we have to go “Just try it, trust us!,” because on paper it does NOT sound like these ingredients are going to come together into something delicious. But seriously, trust us – they just do!
We originally put this cocktail on our spring menu but it’s become such a favorite (particularly amongst the staff!) that we’ve kept it on for two menus now. It’s probably not going away anytime soon but if it ever does, here’s how to recreate the unique London Dry Gin cocktail at home!
Passion of the Dill | Makes 1 cocktail. Recipe by April Kirby.
- 1.5 oz Sunday London Dry Gin (formerly Winter Gin)
- 1 oz passion fruit purée
- 0.5 oz fresh lime juice
- Torn sprig of dill
- Pinch of sea salt
Add all ingredients to a shaker with ice and shake well. Double strain into a coupe and garnish with a dill sprig laid across the side of the glass.
Passion fruit purée: Cut fresh passion fruits in half and scoop out contents into a container until you reach 1/2 c. Add 1/2 c water and 1 cup of sugar and simmer for 15 minutes (or until the jelly from the passion fruit seeds breaks down). Strain out any large fruit pieces and store in the refrigerator.