Its clear vision and bright juniper perspective, you might not be surprised to find out that this comes through in mixing as well. A gin and tonic tastes vibrant with Crater Lake. Cooling, but in dire need of lemon, lime or both. I like how the juniper shines in a Negroni, it tastes sunny, almost cucumber like with vermouth and Campari, highlighting the drinks more herbal side. I particularly enjoyed how Crater Lake Gin worked in a martini. The harsh edge was tamed by the vermouth. Add a zested citrus rind or a dash or orange bitters, and you have a well balanced and distinctive cocktail.