Gin

Olivette

St-Germain Delice de Sureau, is the world’s first, handcrafted, elderflower liqueur. In this version of the classic Gin Martini cocktail, St-Germain provides the perfect balance of flavors: the botanicals of the gin, the wine notes of the vermouth, and the fruity notes of St-Germain. INGREDIENTS 1 oz Dry Gin 1/2 oz St-Germain 1 oz Dry Vermouth …

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London Mule

The classic Moscow Mule is a simple, refreshing cocktail that combines vodka, ginger beer and fresh lime juice and is traditionally served in an ice-cold copper mug. The drink dates back to the middle of the 20th century but became a staple cocktail in the early 2000’s. The variation of this cocktail substitutes the vodka, …

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Frenchie Negroni

This cocktail calls for a simple composition of equal part ingredients. Introducing St-Germain into a classic negroni softens the bitterness by adding fruity and refreshing notes. INGREDIENTS 3/4 oz ST-GERMAIN Elderflower Liqueur 3/4 oz Gin 3/4 oz Martini & Ross Riserva Speciale Bitter 3/4 oz Martini & Ross Riserva Speciale Rubino Garnish: Orange Peel PREPARATION …

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Casino

The Casino Cocktail is essentially a spin on the Aviation cocktail with orange bitters instead of Crème de violette. The Casino, which appeared in Harry Craddock’s 1930 Savoy Cocktail Book, falls into a category of cocktails called Daisies. The cocktail first appears in Recipes for Mixed Drinks compiled by Hugo R. Ensslin in 1917. If you’re looking …

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Obituary

If you’re a martini lover, then you’ll enjoy this twist on the classic Gin Martini. Although the name of the drink comes off morbid, and that’s due to the addition of absinthe, the gin and vermouth add their own botanicals to the mix, which helps make the absinthe more tolerable. INGREDIENTS 2 oz Gin 1/4 oz Dry …

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Bitter Sweet Symphony

This recipe comes to you from Clyde Common, a bar in Portland and made by the bar’s manager, Jeffrey Morgenthaler. It’s a milder take on the classic Negroni, substituting Aperol for Campari and using a touch more gin. INGREDIENTS 1 1/2 oz Dry Gin 3⁄4 oz Punt e Mes 3⁄4 oz Aperol Garnish: Lemon Twist PREPARATION Stir …

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Remember the Alimony

This is one of the best of the modern sherry cocktails out there. The Remember the Alimony is reminiscent to a classic Negroni with the same base of gin, bitter (Cynar in place of Campari) and fortified wine (Fino dry sherry in place of Sweet Vermouth). The cocktail was created in 2012 by Dan Greenbaum who was …

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Cosmonaut

This cocktail, as its name so closely resembles, is a small twist on the cosmopolitan cocktail and created by famous New York bartender Sasha Petraske, owner of Milk & Honey. Petraske’s recipe calls for raspberry preserves, which give it a flavor resembling an eggless Clover Club, and a color like the Cosmopolitan INGREDIENTS 2 oz …

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Quill

A Quill is a lesser-known Negroni riff that takes the classic cocktail to the next level with a rinse of absinthe! The cocktail was created by Frank C. Payne who was a theatrical press agent who was part of a union that published a magazine known as The Quill. This cocktail INGREDIENTS 1 1/2 oz Dry …

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Dark Side

Although a fairly unpopular cocktail since its creation in 2008 by bartender Adam Bernbach, this “minor classic” cocktail enjoys a reputation in Washington, D.C. It combines a mixture of gin, Barolo Chinato (an aromatized wine similar to vermouth that includes quinine bark), and Peychaud’s bitters. INGREDIENTS 2 1/4 oz Gin, (preferably Plymouth) 3/4 oz Barolo …

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