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


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
¾-1 oz Simple Syrup (to taste)

Shake ingredients with ice; strain into chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with swath of grapefruit peel.

CLASSIC COCKTAILS


Pink Gin

History: popular primarily in Britain in the late 1800’s, both boozy and warming

2 oz Distiller’s Gin No. 11
Angostura Bitters

Add a few dashes of bitters to a rocks glass; swirl to coat, discard any excess. British style: add the gin to the glass and enjoy. American style: stir the gin with ice, strain into prepared glass.

Clover Club

History: a Prohibition-era classic, with a bright, fresh flavor and delicate texture, too.

2 oz Distiller’s Gin No. 11
¾ oz Fresh Lemon Juice
1/2 oz Real Grenadine
1 oz Egg White

Shake ingredients without ice first to emulsify egg white, then add ice and shake vigorously for at least 15 seconds. Strain into a chilled cocktail or coupe glass.

SEASONAL & ADVANCED RECIPES


Ernest’s Advice

1½ oz Distiller’s Gin No. 11
1 oz Fresh Lemon Juice
¾ oz Fennel Simple Syrup
Sparkling Wine
Spritzer of Sirène Absinthe Verte

In a shaker, combine gin, lemon juice and fennel syrup. Add ice and shake well. Strain into chasmpagne flute and top with sparkling wine, then spritz one pump of absinthe over the top. Garnish with a lemon curl.

The Jasmine

Invented in the 1990’s, but a great classic regardless – read more about it here.

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.