Zephyr Gin has been around since 2008, but the owners rebranded recently, and Oklahoma is the third state to see the rebrand. The gin is made by a British distillery—unnamed in the marketing materials—and the quality is solid. More surprising is the remarkably low price point, more in keeping with a mass-produced London Dry Gin than a well-crafted gin that focuses on elderflower and elderberry. We asked Brandon Folkers, the bar manager at O Bar, to make an easy to replicate cocktail for gin lovers.
1 1/2 ounces Zephyr Black
1/2 ounce Aperol
1/2 ounce fresh lime juice
1/2 ounce fresh grapefruit juice
1/4 ounce simple syrup
Shake with ice, and serve up in a coupe glass, garnish with orange peel.