Category: gin

Elderflower, Gin and Prosecco Cocktail !

What ingredients do I need for this gin prosecco cocktail?

  • gin
  • elderflower liqueur
  • prosecco
  • lime wedges
  • sugar

How to make Elderflower, Gin and Prosecco Cocktails:

Step 1: Fill a shaker with ice and add the Gin and Elderflower Liqueur.

Step 2: Shake well to combine.

Step 3: Strain the contents of the shaker into sugar-rimmed glasses and top with Prosecco.

Step 4: Squeeze a lime wedge in each drink.

Step 5: Garnish with an additional lime wedge.

Step 6: Serve immediately.

Glass Slippers !

Monkey 47 Gin, dry vermouth, orange bitters, spruce oil 

Courtesy of Drink Company

Vampire Drink Halloween Cocktail !

By Debi

Makes 1 8oz glass:

  • Vodka
  • Gin
  • Cherry Vodka
  • club soda
  • Grenadine
  • Wilton Black Glitter Gel
  • Wilton Red Glitter Gel
  • Silver sprinkle sanding sugar
  • simple syrup
  • Cherries for garnish
  • Lime wedge for garnish
  • Mint sprigs for garnish 
  •  HOW TO MAKE VAMPIRE COCKTAIL:
  • Rim your glass in bloody drips of the red or black or both glitter gel
  • If using the sprinkles, pour the corn syrup onto a plate as well as the sprinkles onto another plate 

  • Dip the rim of the glass into the simple syrup and lightly shake off the excess Dip the rim into the sprinkles 
  • Fill your glass with ice 
  • Using a shaker, Pour in the vodka, Gin, Club soda, Cherry Vodka, and Grenadine 
  • Shake well 
  • Pour over ice 
  • Top with your favorite garnish and enjoy!

Mother’s Ruin ! From Death & Co.’s David Kaplan 

8 white sugar cubes
2 ounces club soda
4 ounces Plymouth gin
2 ounces cinnamon-orange tea–infused sweet vermouth (mix 3 tablespoons of cinnamon-orange tea with one bottle of sweet vermouth, let stand for 1½ hours, then strain)
4 ounces grapefruit juice
2 ounces lemon juice
3 ounces dry Champagne
6 grapefruit wheels, for garnish

In a pitcher, muddle the sugar cubes with the club soda until the sugar is fully broken up. Add the remaining ingredients (except the Champagne and the garnish) and fill the pitcher three-quarters full with ice cubes. Stir until cold, then strain into a punch bowl over one large block of ice. Top with Champagne, garnish with the grapefruit wheels and ladle into glasses.

Hanky panky !

From the Downton Abbey cocktail book,

Ingredients:

1½ fl oz (45 ml) gin
1½ fl oz (45 ml) sweet vermouth
2 dashes Fernet-Branca
Orange twist about the size of a thumb, for garnish

Method:

  1. Combine the gin, vermouth, and Fernet in a mixing glass filled with ice and stir until well chilled, 20–30 seconds. Strain into a chilled coupe or cocktail glass.
  2. Express the orange zest over the drink and drop it into the glass.

Basil Smash:

50ml Gin

1 bunch basil leaves (if in doubt as to how much, go heavy on the basil)

25ml fresh lemon juice

15ml sugar syrup

Place basil and lemon into a cocktail shaker. 

Gently muddle the lemon and basil “smashing” the ingredients. 

Add sugar syrup and gin and top up with ice. Shake vigorously (the phrase “Hulk Smash!” comes to mind). 

Double strain into an ice-filled rocks glass. 

Garnish with basil leaves.

ROYAL TREATMENT

Fresh fruit, sparkling wine, and a splash of cranberry juice – what more could you ask for? The Royal Treatment is exactly as it sounds – the perfect cocktail for those days you need to treat yourself.

METHOD:

Build in a stemless wine glass. 

Garnish with kiwi slices (skin removed), berries, and a mint leaf.

INGREDIENTS

1 ½ oz Empress 1908

3 oz white cranberry juice

sparkling wine

RHUBARB COCKTAIL WITH LIME, Family Style Food,

INGREDIENTS:

RHUBARB SYRUP:

  • ½ pound rhubarb, chopped
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 ¼ cups water
  • 1 long strip of lemon or orange peel

RHUBARB LIME COCKTAIL:

  • Juice of ½ a lime, plus thinly sliced lime for garnish
  • 2 ounces ice cold gin
  • 2 ounces dry white vermouth
  • 2 ounces Rhubarb Syrup
  • Dash of bitters (Peychauds is my favorite)

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Make the syrup: Combine rhubarb, sugar, water and peel in a small heavy saucepan. Bring to a simmer, then lower heat and cook until rhubarb is broken down and tender, 15 – 20 minutes.
  2. Pour the mixture through a strainer set over a bowl to let the syrup run through. Stir gently to expedite the process, but try not to push too hard or the solids will cloud the syrup. Cool before using. Refrigerate for a up to week or two.
  3. Combine ingredients for cocktail in a shaker with ice cubes. Shake vigorously and strain into a rocks glass filled with crushed ice. Garnish with lime wheel.

NOTES:

  • The rhubarb syrup recipe will yield more than enough for 4 drinks. Double the batch for a party.
  • Stir extra syrup into sparkling water for a non-alcoholic cocktail or pour over fresh strawberries and yogurt.
  • If you prefer, switch out the gin for tequila or vodka.

CONDOR COLLINS !

(Created at Intersect by Lexus, New York City)

  • 1 oz  Gin
  • 1 oz tzatziki*
  • .75 oz simple syrup
  • .5 oz lemon juice
  • 1 oz soda

Method: 

Put all the ingredients but the soda in a shaker glass, whip vigorously, serve in an egg-shaped glass, with broken ice, and add soda. Put a crystal drinking straw. Decorate with a flower of cucumber: make a slice of cucumber, and roll it to form a flower.

*Tzatziki:

  • 300 g yogurt
  • 300 g cucumber without zest
  • 15 g ginger without skin
  • 15 g mint

Method: Mix all the ingredients in a container. Filter three times using fine filters.

Alexander’s Sister !

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 oz de gin
  • 1 oz de green creme de menthe
  • 1 oz d’heavy cream
  • 1/8 tsp de nutmeg(grated)
  • 1/8 tsp d’ice cubes(grated)

Method:

  1. Step 1Use a “Shaker” for “Alexander’s Sister” drink recipe.
  2. Step 2In a shaker half-filled with ice cubes, combine the gin, creme de menthe, and heavy cream. Shake well. Strain into a cocktail glass and garnish with the nutmeg.
  3. Step 3Serve in “Cocktail Glass”.