Gin Recipes

Delft Blue

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It’s Mixology Monday time again, and this month we are hosted by Adventures In Cocktails with the theme – “Niche Spirits”. So that means no basics: no vodka, tequila, gin, rum, brandy or whiskey.

We said, “Hey, how about a nice Genever Cocktail from our new book – DIY Cocktails?”

Genever, AKA “Holland Gin”, is the Dutch predecessor from which the more ubiquitous “London Dry” gin evolved.

Ingredients:
2 parts Bols Genever
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Lemon Lavender Cocktail

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Mother’s Day Blackberry Champagne Cocktail

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The Royal Sapphire

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The Royal Wedding is upon us, so, of course, we have a cocktail to celebrate the day. Fittingly, the folks at Bombay Sapphire sent us a gin drink. Throw in some elderflower liqueur, lemon juice, and mint and garnish with some pretty flowers for the bride. Who wouldn’t say I do?

Ingredients:
1 oz Bombay Sapphire
½ oz elderflower cordial or liqueur
½ oz lemon juice
4 mint leaves

Directions:
Shake all, double strain and … Read more

The Windsor Tonic

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Ingredients:
1 ½ oz Bombay Sapphire
½ oz Martini and Rossi Rosso
3 freshly cut slices of orange
Fentimans tonic water

Directions:
Build all with ice, top with Fentimans, and garnish with orange twist.

Courtesy of Bombay Sapphire Gin.

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The Queen’s Bouquet

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Ingredients:
1 ½ oz Bombay Sapphire gin
4 mint leaves
3 myrtle leaves
4 blackberries
½ oz honey syrup

Directions:
Muddle all and build/stir through with cracked ice in a stemmed rocks glass. Garnish with a blackberry and sprig of myrtle.

Courtesy of Bombay Sapphire Gin.

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Lemon Verbena Spring Fling Cocktail

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Now that spring is in full bloom, it’s time to take advantage of all the fresh cocktail ingredients available to us!

I used fresh lemons and lemon verbena along with Tru2 Organic Gin, which is highly recommend for this cocktail (and others, for that matter). Lemon verbena has a flavor that is like a mild mint with a lemony finish, so we thought it would be perfect for muddling and mixing. And I was right.… Read more

The 1820

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Founder of Ladies United for the Preservation of Endangered Cocktails (LUPEC) Boston, Misty Kalkofen, created the 1820 to toast strong women who drink strong spirits in honor of International Women’s Day.

While women and men weren’t permitted to mingle in the bar until after prohibition, women like Texas Guinan have owned and operated taverns and been a part of cocktail culture for generations. Ada Coleman, for example, was the first head bartender at the esteemed … Read more

Cajun Martini

A bayou basic!

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New Orleans Buck

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