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Blue Gill Quality Food

Chef's Selection for Refreshing Summer Drinks

Honeydew, Cucumber & Green Chili Cocktail

Summer Honeydew

1.5oz cucumber infused vodka

0.5oz green chili infused vodka

2oz honeydew puree

0.5oz lemon juice

0.25oz simple syrup        

1 drop bittermelon bitters

Rose water in atomizer bottle

Add vodka, honeydew puree, lemon juice, simple syrup, and bitters to a shaker. Add ice & shake until chilled. Strain into a coupe or martini glass. Spray with 1 spritz of rose water. Garnish with rose petal or cucumber slice.

Gin, Peach Shrub, Peychaud's Aperitivo & Basil Spritzer

Gin Peach Spritzer

1.5oz Gin

2oz Peach Shrub

0.5oz peychauds aperitivo

0.5oz lemon juice

Soda water


Add gin, peach shrub, peychauds aperitivo, and lemon juice to a glass and stir to mix. Pour into glass & add ice. Top with soda water. Slap a few large basil leaves to express essential oils & use for garnish.

Peach Shrub

3 peaches, finely diced.


Apple cider vinegar

Sherry vinegar

Add diced peaches to a non-reactive container and mix with enough white sugar to fully coat the peaches. Cover and let sit overnight. Strain liquid off peaches and mix with 1 part apple cider vinegar, 1 part sherry vinegar to taste.

In 2011 Bert and Tara Gill expanded their family of restaurants to open Blue Gill Quality Food, aiming to provide locally inspired and ingredient driven Florida centric cuisine in a casual atmosphere. Whether you’re there for a drink after work or a party in the large private dining room, the team at Blue Gill strives to consistently provide an authentic and welcoming experience. 

  • Honeydew, Cucumber & Green Chili Cocktail
  • Gin, Peach Shrub, Peychaud's Aperitivo & Basil Spritzer