Gravier Street Refill

Gravier Street is a bright, citrusy blend which we think works particularly well in a gin and tonic. Lemongrass, mint, ginger root, and star anise add their fragrances to a strong juniper backbone. It takes its name from the historic avenue in New Orleans' French Quarter where Henry Ramos' saloon once stood and where he invented the Ramos Gin Fizz -- incidentally, another cocktail in which we think this blend works superbly.

Brewing your own gin is simple. Pour the blend into a vessel containing 750 mL of your favorite middle-of-the-shelf vodka (like Smirnoff) and put it in a cool, dark place. After four days (or longer if you prefer more flavorful gins), strain out the botanicals and pour yourself your favorite drink!