So the reviews for this gin weren’t great, but I was curious about the prickly pear and the Ashe juniper herbals, so I got it anyways. Well, my thoughts are that it could’ve been good, but I feel like they went just a bit overboard with the cedar. Granted, that’s the main herbal component of gin, but there is such a thing as too much of a good thing. In this case, the cedar was so strong that it combined with the prickly pear’s watermelon flavors to make it taste really. Well. Green. Mediciney even. Not really my thing. It definitely does NOT go with Dublin Dr Pepper.
Now it ain’t all bad. It actually makes a good greyhound, especially if you use Texas Rio Star grapefruit juice, and I’d bet a good orange or lemon soda would balance out its overwhelmin herbals fantastically well.
It’s also because of the very strong cedar and prickly pear scents that I think it’d make for an amazin base for a homemade lumberjack-y cologne. I am completely serious. With a bit of cedar, bald cypress, pine, sandalwood, grapefruit, and a hint of lavender, it would make for a very sexy cologne.