Today I’ll settle for a rather short article about a signature cocktail that belongs to the BOAR Gin from the Black Forest region in Germany. A few days ago I have written a separate article about the BOAR Gin and must again repeat here: I really did like it. And with each bottle of BOAR Gin also comes a small notelet and also a small information flyer which feature the recipe for the BOAR Lockstoff (German for attractant). I’m not always writing about every signature drink that belongs to a certain spirit but this sounded interesting enough that I wanted to try it here. So will the BOAR Lockstoff attract me?
The BOAR Lockstoff consists of fresh raspberries, mint, lemon juice, sugar syrup, tonic water and BOAR Gin of course. So in a certain sense it is kind of a Fizz or a Collins, the latter were classicaly always served on ice while the Fizzes were not, this distinction is not really common any more, though. The tonic water content is also lower than it would be in most Highballs. Tonic Water itself nonetheless is actually not a typical ingredient in this category which usually works with soda water. In most of the cases this is added to the drink as the last ingredient that tops of the cocktail. In the BOAR Lockstoff this does not happen, however. Instead the remaining ingredients are added to the Tonic Water after having had their shake.
Yet I have made a few changes: The recipe did not call for it, but a double-Strain makes definitely sense here, otherwise you will have mint and raspberry pieces in your cocktail. Instead of a lemon slice I opted for a zest and released the oil over the surface of the drink. Also I simply could not use a cocktail umbrella. Personally, I would think that 1 cl of sugar syrup is definitely enough, but if you like it a little sweeter you may like to stick to the original recipe.
After all the BOAR Lockstoff could nonetheless attract me enough to certainly make me mix it again. It is a good cocktail!
So here is the recipe of the BOAR Lockstoff:
8 fresh raspberries
1 sprig of mint
4 cl BOAR Gin 3 cl lemon
2 cl sugar syrup (Monin) (to me 1 cl is more than sufficient)
2 cl Tonic Water
Preparation: First muddle the raspberries with the muddler in your shaker. Add the remaining ingredients except the tonic water and shake vigorously on ice. Finally, strain into a glass filled with tonic water and ice cubes and garnish.
Garnish: lemon, mint and raspberry
Buying sources: The BOAR Gin can be bought in specialized stores or online. The remaining ingredients can easily be found in well-stocked supermarkets.