Steeped in History

A Steeped in History cocktail features gin steeped in oranges over two or more months.

Elizabeth created the Steeped in History from a gin that she steeped on the windowsill.

I should explain first that Elizabeth designs all the bright, citrusy drinks that you see here at Pandemic Pub. That’s her preferred palate. I think her fashioning of a new liquor in her own image (gin, steeped with oranges) is reflective of the widespread pandemic creativity that we’ve all seen – sourdough bread, home renovations, music lessons, and of course the neighborhood craze for homemade tonic, begun in the alley by our neighbor Mike!

The rim here is chipotle and salt; we admit to being quite unorthodox and rimming even gin cocktails. But we really got into rims and we don’t necessarily apologize!

The garnish is a bit of curled tangerine peel, which pairs with the orange-steeped gin, as well as the citrus juices (particularly orange and tangerine) within the drink.


  • 3 oz. Home-steeped gin

  • Juice from several oranges and tangerines

  • Tangerine peels for garnish

  • Rim
  • Chipotle

  • Salt


  • If you’ve already spent 2 or 3 months steeping gin on the windowsill, you’re a step ahead!
  • Combine gin and juice in a cocktail shaker with ice.
  • Rim your glass first with the dry ingredients, then pour your drink.
  • Toast and enjoy!
Enjoyed on August 11

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