Tag Archives: Gin

Alaska

from the bartender’s bible.

2 ounces gin
1/2 ounce chartreuse
1 dash orange bitters

Shake over ice.

hotel georgia

1 fresh egg white
1 3/4 ounce gin
1/2 ounce orgeat
3/4 ounce juice from 1 to 2 lemons
6 drops orange blossom water
nutmeg

combine and shake without ice for 30 seconds. add ice and shake until cold. sprinkle with grated nutmeg.

bees knees

a delicious, refreshing way to enjoy the nectar of the buzzers. a friend’s favorite; may become yours too.

2 oz gin
1 oz honey (warmed so it dissolves)
1 oz lemon juice

heat the honey, and add to a shaker. add the gin and and lemon and stir to dissolve. add ice and shake.

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point of no return

I discovered this one at the Mistral Kitchen, in downtown Seattle. The honey adds a delicious complexity.

3 oz gin
¼ oz charteuse
1 ¼ oz lime
½ oz simple syrup
½ oz honey syrup

combine in shaker over ice, strain into cocktail glass.

To make the honey syrup: combine ½ honey and ½ water. Bring to boil while stirring, and cool.

ruby red slipper

2 oz gin
½ oz campari
1 oz lime juice
dash of grapefruit bitters
dash of peychaud’s bitters

combine in shaker over ice, strain into cocktail glass.

bijou

2 oz gin
½ oz sweet vermouth
½ oz chartreuse
two dashes orange bitters

combine in shaker over ice, strain into cocktail glass.

gin junkie

2 oz gin
½ oz aquavit
½ oz st. germain
½ oz agave syrup
dash of orange bitters

combine in shaker over ice, strain into cocktail glass.

jockey club

2 oz gin
¾ oz amaretto
¾ oz lemon juice
2 dashes angostura bitters

combine in shaker over ice, strain into cocktail glass.

evensong

I removed the vodka from the Vesper (because, really, does any drink need vodka?), and added a hint of citrus.

2 oz gin
½ oz lillet
slice of lemon
1-2 dashes orange bitters

Pour the gin and lillet over ice, add the orange bitters and slice of lemon.

wonka

The challenge here was to make a 20th Century when I had nearly none of the ingredients. It has a interesting, candy-like flavor without the cloying sweetness of a chocolate bar.

½ creme de cocoa (dark)
2 gin
½ triple sec
1 lemon

If what you have on hand is light creme de cocoa, I’d suggest increasing the amount of it while decreasing the amount of triple sec.

tuscan screwdriver

A simple, bitter orange drink created from bar boredom and the need to use a three-year-old bottle of Aperol. Tastes like a clear, purified screwdriver.

2 oz Aperol
1¼  oz Gin

For a sweeter version, add a splash of triple sec.

Shake over ice and serve in a martini glass, or serve in an old fashioned glass over ice.

pegu club

A classic cocktail from the namesake Burmese lounge, discovered in a book on bitters, a gift from friends. Subtly citrus. Delicious.

2 oz gin
¾ oz curacao or triple sec
½ oz lime (half  lime)
1 dash Angostura bitters
1 dash orange bitters

Combine in shaker over ice, and strain into cocktail glass.

martini

Of course you must have a martini, always gin, never vodka. Most people use vermouth. If so, add just a splash of sweet–not dry–vermouth. Use the best quality gin you can afford, such  Dry Fly.

2 oz gin
1-2 dashes orange bitters

Combine in shaker over ice, and strain into cocktail glass. Serve ice cold, with slivers of ice floating on top. Maybe add an olive.

lavendrop

Created especially for a friend who loves lavender.

2 oz gin
½ oz lavender syrup
½ oz lemon juice
lavender sprig

Combine in a shaker over ice, and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with lavender sprig.

Alternate: use lime juice rather than lemon juice.

the gypsy

A drink that’ll cause your parents to fret.

1½ oz gin
¾ oz st. germain
½ oz chartreuse
½ oz lime juice

Combine in a shaker over ice, and strain into a cocktail glass.

greyhound

Some people will tell you that greyhounds demand vodka. There’s few vodka drinks that cannot be improved with gin.

2 oz gin
2 oz grapefruit juice
splash of triple sec

Combine in a shaker over ice, and strain into a cocktail glass.

Alternate: vodka

avalon

From the now-defunct Avalon Restaurant in Seattle.

2 oz gin
¾ oz lemon juice
¾ oz rosemary syrup
rosemary sprig

Combine in shaker over ice, and strain into cocktail glass. Garnish with rosemary sprig.

aviator

A friend made this for me, with creme de violette. But it doesn’t really need it. Simplify!

1 ½ oz gin
½ oz Luxardo Maraschino
¾ oz lemon juice
½ oz simple syrup
2 dashes orange bitters

Combine in a shaker over ice, and strain into a cocktail glass.

20th century

A classic cocktail created in honor of the art deco inspired 20th Century Limited train that ran from New York’s Grand Central Station and Chicago’s LaSalle Street Station. I discovered this at a chocolate festival. The ingredients combine into their own unique flavor.

1½ oz gin
¾ oz Lillet Blanc
¾ oz light creme de cacao
¾ oz lemon juice

combine in shaker over ice, strain into cocktail glass.