Bummer and Lazarus gin starts as brandy made from 100% California grapes then is redistilled with juniper berries, orris root, coriander seed, angelica root, bitter orange peel, lemon peel, cinnamon bark and licorice root.
Bummer and Lazarus were two stray dogs that lived in San Francisco in the mid 1800s. Bummer rescued Lazarus from a fight, and from that point on they never separated. Most of the time back then, strays were killed on sight because dogs outnumbered humans 2 to 1, but Bummer and Lazarus were so loved that there was a separate statute allowing the dogs not only to roam the city, but downtown San Francisco where NO dogs were ever allowed. The reason for this was these were the best ‘ratters’ in the city. When Lazarus died over 30,000 people attended the funeral and when Bummer died Mark Twain wrote the eulogy. Mark Twain actually used the dogs in some of his stories.