Gin Recipes

Fog Cutter Cocktail

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The Fog Cutter Cocktail or Fogcutter Cocktail is a classic TIki drink.  It was created by Tony Ramos a bartender at Don the Beachcomber in Hollywood sometime in the 1930s.  Not for the faint of heart, they say if you are a bit foggy headed, this one will cut right through. … Read more

American Beauty

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With Independence Day around the corner we felt this appropriately named cocktail made with American Gin distilled in Philadelphia fit the bill. The American Beauty is refreshing blend of Bluecoat gin, fresh lemon juice, raspberries and mint accentuates the seasonal bounty while paying homage to stars and stripes.

Happy 4th of July!… Read more

Gin Fizz

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Dubonnet Cocktail

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Dubonnet was created in the 1840s as a way to make Quinine more palatable for French Foreign Legion Troops. The Quinine helps fight Malaria. The Dubonnet Cocktail surfaced in the early 1900s. It came about as Dubonnet is not great straight,but pairs nicely with gin. Know as the Zaza when served over ice, the Doubonnet Cocktail has become a favorite of Queen Elizabeth II. It was also a favorite of her Mum’s.
The Queen likes … Read more

Golden Gate Cocktail II

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Golden Gate Cocktail

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Spring Shiso

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Inspired by the Spring season. This cocktail has a very clean taste. The base is Gin with the distinct flavor of Shiso paired with the coolness of cucumber and fresh lemon juice.… Read more

Preserved Bliss

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This is made with a homemade strawberry jam(preserve) paired with gin, seedless muddled cucumber and fresh lemon juice. I paired the Strawberry Jam and cucumber together to highlight how much versatility cucumber (one of my favorite vegetables in my cocktails) really has.… Read more

Leap Year Cocktail

Don’t wait another 4 years to try this combo of Gin, Sweet Vermouth, Grand Marnier and a splash fresh lime juice! What a great way to enjoy this extra day.… Read more

The Thin Man Dry Martini

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This week’s drink of the week is an ode to the 1934 film, The Thin Man.  We picked 1934 as it was the first year after the legalization of booze and no movie better depicts cocktail culture than The Thin Man.  While the Thin Man was nominated for many awards that year, it didn’t clean up at the 7th Annual Academy Awards – the awards went to It Happened One Night.  Yet, today, The Thin … Read more

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