Broad Branch Distillery harkens back to Old World craft heritage and artisanal Blue Ridge Mountain ancestry, which includes a commitment to the land and utilizing the finest ingredients for their exceptional spirits. Distilled in small batches in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, each spirit is tempered and aged to preserve and enhance the delicate, defining aromas and flavors. For the Winston Collins cocktail, distiller Joe Tappe utilizes their Nightlab 1.0 white whiskey, combined with rosemary simple syrup, cucumber, and a squeeze of lime for bright and refreshing balance.
1½ ounce Broad Branch Nightlab 1.0
1 ounce lime juice
¾ ounce Rosemary Simple Syrup (recipe follows)
3 ounces club soda
Garnish: cucumber slices
1 cup demerara or turbinado sugar
1 bunch fresh rosemary sprigs
For the Collins
Rosemary Simple Syrup:
Make the Rosemary Simple Syrup:
- Heat 1 cup water and sugar in a small pot over medium heat. Once sugar starts to dissolve, add rosemary. Let syrup come to a simmer and then remove from heat.
- Cool Syrup to room temperature, and strain through fine mesh strainer into a small jar or bottle. Syrup will keep in refrigerator up to 2 weeks.
Make the Winston Collins
Add Nightlab 1.0, lime juice, Rosemary Simple Syrup, and club soda to collins or rocks glass. Stir for 10 seconds. Top with ice and garnish with cucumber slice.
Recipe ByJoe Tappe of Broad Branch Distillery in Winston-Salem, North Carolina