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


No. 11 Smash

History: part of a class of cocktails popular in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s, featuring mint & citrus

2 oz Distiller’s Gin No. 11
¾ oz Simple Syrup
¾ oz Fresh Lemon Juice
4-5 Mint Leaves

Muddle mint with simple syrup; add gin and lemon. Shake with ice, strain into chilled cocktail glass. Top with a splash of club soda if desired; garnish with a sprig of mint.  You can double strain this one if you want to remove the mint fragments.

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


Cucumber Caipiroska

1½ oz Distiller’s Gin No. 11
½ oz Simple Syrup
4 Lime Wedges
4 Cucumber Wedges
2 sprigs Fresh Oregano

Muddle lime, cucumber, simple and one sprig of oregano. Add vodka, then fill shaker halfway with ice. Shake well, then pour shaker contents into rocks glass. Garnish with second sprig of oregano and/or a cucumber wheel.

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.