The name “Juhannus”, as the summer solstice is called in Finnish, originates from John the Baptist (“Johannes” in Finnish), who’s commemoration and birthday is celebrated in Midsummer. The history of Midsummer celebrations date back to pagan times. In East-Finland, it was called “the celebration of Ukko” (Ukko was the Finnish god of thunder, the most important of the Finnish gods, because he created rain, the essential ingredient for a good harvest). Like a medieval holiday, people celebrate at the lake shores where they build bonfires and dance all night.
Glass: Irish Coffee Coupe
Method: Shake and Double Strain
Garnish: Lime Zest
4 cl Hendrick’s Gin infused with Hibiscus and Jasmine
2 cl Ginger home made syrup
1/2 tbsp Apricot Jam
1 cl lemonade
1 tbsp vanilla sugar
2 dashes Orange Bitter
1 egg white
Dry shake all ingredients (except soda), then add ice and shake until well chilled. Double strain into a chilled Irish Coffee Coupe. Top up with club soda .