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When a sommelier asked the world’s first celebrity chef — Julia Child — to name her favorite wine, she replied, ‘Gin.’

With over 25 years of experience matching, combining and developing flavors, Transformation Spirits is the product of a chef and an artist’s mutual pursuit of the perfect libation. The distillery, founded in 2017, is a multiple award-winning American Distilling Institute Craft Distillery based in Louisville, Kentucky.

Partnering with the beverage mechanics and industry experts at Distilled Spirits Epicenter and Grease Monkey Distillery, Transformation Spirits doesn’t wait years to create the perfect sip. They don’t overburden the palate with a litany of obscure flavors. They produce sustainable, craft spirits micro distilled and essenced from fragrant botanicals.

Without question, Transformation Spirits is Kentucky, a state commonly known for three other things: fried chicken, horses, and bourbon. But real Kentuckians don’t live by labels. They won’t be told what to cook, what to raise, and you sure as hell can’t tell them what to drink.

There’s more to you than y’all. This is rebellion in a bottle. It’s a revival of botanical spirits for the spirit.

Apple-Rosemary Gimlet


Ingredients:
  • .5 oz. rosemary simple syrup
  • 1 oz. lime juice
  • 1.5 oz. London Dry Gin
  • 2 dashes bitters (orange or aromatic)
  • 2 oz. apple juice
Directions:
Chill a stemmed cocktail glass and fill a cocktail shaker with cracked ice. Combine gin, apple juice, lime juice, rosemary simple syrup, and bitters in shaker. Shake for 10-15 seconds, strain into a stemmed cocktail glass, and garnish with the lime foam and candied apple peel.

Derby Rose


Ingredients:
  • .5 oz. lime juice
  • .5 oz. Orange Liqueur (check out the collection BigFish has to offer!)
  • .5 oz. Sweet Red Vermouth (BigFish recommends Mt. Defiance's Sweet Vermouth!)
  • 1.5 oz. London Dry Gin
  • 2 oz. cranberry juice
Directions:
Chill a rocks glass and fill a cocktail shaker with cracked ice. Combine gin, sweet vermouth, orange liqueur, lime juice, and cranberry juice in the shaker. Shake for 10 seconds, strain into a rocks glass and garnish with a lime wedge.

Martniez


Ingredients:
  • .75 oz. Sweet Red Vermouth (BigFish recommends Mt. Defiance's Sweet Vermouth!)
  • 1 oz. London Dry Gin
  • 2 dashed Maraschino Liqueur
  • 2 dashes bitters (orange or aromatic)
Directions:
Chill a martini glass and fill a mixing glass with cracked ice. Pour gin, sweet vermouth, maraschino liqueur, and bitters into mixing glass. Stir for 15 seconds, strain into a martini glass and garnish with an orange twist.

Transformation Martini


Ingredients:
  • .75 oz. Dry Vermouth (BigFish recommends New Columbia Distillers' Capitoline Dry Vermouth!)
  • 2 dashes bitters (orange or aromatic)
  • 4 oz. London Dry Gin
Directions:
Chill a martini glass and fill a mixing glass with cracked ice. Pour gin, vermouth, and bitters in mixing glass. Stir for 15 seconds, strain into the chilled martini glass, and garnish with a lemon twist or olives.

Gin Julep


Ingredients:
  • .75 oz. mint simple syrup
  • 10 Mint Leaves
  • 2 oz. Bourbon Barreled Gin
Directions:
Place mint leaves and simple syrup into the bottom of a julep cup. Muddle mint leaves and add gin. Pack cup with cracked ice and garnish with mint sprigs.

Negroni-Vardier


Ingredients:
  • 1 oz. Campari
  • 1 oz. Sweet Red Vermouth (BigFish recommends Mt. Defiance's Sweet Vermouth!)
  • 2 dashes bitters (orange or aromatic)
  • 2 oz. Bourbon Barreled Gin
Directions:
Chill a rocks glass and fill a mixing glass with cracked ice. Pour gin, Campari, vermouth, and bitters. Stir 15 seconds, strain into a rocks glass and garnish with the orange twist.

Transformation Red Snapper


Ingredients:
  • 1.5 oz. Bourbon Barreled Gin
  • 3.5 oz. Bloody Point Coastal Mary Mix
Directions:
Fill a highball glass with cracked ice. Pour gin and bloody mary mix into the highball glass and stir for 15 seconds. Garnish with a celery stick, olive, gherkin, and cocktail onion.

Triple Crown


Ingredients:
  • .75 oz. lemon juice
  • .75 oz. simple syrup
  • 1.5 oz. Bourbon Barreled Gin
  • 2 dashes bitters (orange or aromatic)
Directions:
Fill a cocktail shaker with cracked ice. Combine gin, lemon juice, simple syrup, and bitters. Shake for 10 seconds, strain into a rocks glass, and garnish with a lemon twist.