COCKTAILS WITH DISTILLER’S GIN No. 11

Our ode to classic gin drinks, Distiller’s Gin No. 11 is delicious in a Martini or with tonic.  It also shines on a range of old and new cocktails, particularly those that involve grapefruit, sweet vermouth or basil.

SIMPLE & ELEGANT


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Gibson

2 oz Distiller’s Gin No. 11
½ oz Dry Vermouth

Stir ingredients with ice, strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with cocktail onions – either one or three on a skewer.

Grapefruit Gimlet

2 oz Distiller’s Gin No. 11
1 oz Grapefruit Juice
½  oz Simple Syrup (to taste)

Shake ingredients with ice; strain into chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with swath of grapefruit peel. Add in some fresh basil if you feel like it – it’s a great addition to this simple cocktail.

CLASSIC COCKTAILS


Duke of Earl

History: this is a fun riff on a classic gin fizz, with a bit of tea in the mix. It’s a great summer sipper (or for when you want to pretend it’s summer outside).

1½ oz Distiller’s Gin No. 11
¾ oz Earl Grey Tea Syrup
¾ oz Fresh Lemon Juice
Club Soda

Shake first three ingredients with ice.Strain into a rocks glass filled with fresh ice and top with soda. Garnish with a lemon swath.

vesper-martini

The Vesper

History: This cocktail first appeared in Casino Royale. Mr. Bond’s lady friend was born on a “very stormy evening” and given the name Vesper, which is Latin for “evening.” While Mr. Bond ordered his drink “shaken, not stirred,” we prefer this drink stirred.

3 oz Distiller’s Gin No. 11
1 oz North Shore Vodka
½ oz Lillet Blanc (or Cocchi Americano)

Stir ingredients with ice, strain into chilled cocktail or coupe glass. Garnish with large swath of lemon peel.

SEASONAL & ADVANCED RECIPES


The Jasmine

Invented in the 1990’s, with classic style – a bright, dry cocktail with bitter notes. Delicious any time of year, one of our perennial favorites right now.

1½ oz Distiller’s Gin No. 11
¾ oz Fresh Lemon Juice
¼ oz Campari
¼ oz Orange Liqueur (ours, or Cointreau)

Shake ingredients with ice, strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a lemon twist.

Grapefruit G&T

1½ – 2 oz Distiller’s Gin No. 11 (to taste, dep. on goblet size)
¼ oz Fresh Grapefruit Juice
2 Grapefruit Swaths
6 Blueberries
3-4 Basil Leaves
Fever Tree Tonic

Squeeze swaths into a goblet and drop in; add berries, juice, basil and gin. Fill glass with ice, then tonic, and stir gently. Garnish with an additional swath if desired.

Grapefruit G&T (7)