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COCKTAILS WITH MIGHTY GIN

Mighty Gin is our most powerful gin, at 110 proof.  It makes killer classic cocktails and really shines when matched with other strongly flavored ingredients.  In addition, it can create a nuanced, herbal base for more complex cocktail creations.  Here are a few of our current favorites.

SIMPLE & ELEGANT


Mighty G&T

2 oz Mighty Gin
4 oz Good Tonic Water

In a rocks glass or tall glass, add gin, ice and tonic.  Stir, then garnish with a lime wedge.  Simple, classic, delicious.

Malabar Gimlet

2 oz  Mighty Gin
1 oz Fresh Lime Juice
¾ oz Cardamom Simple Syrup

Shake ingredients with ice; strain into chilled coupe glass.  Garnish with a lime wheel or wedge.  We like this drink with both our Mighty Gin and our Distiller’s Gin No. 6 – the cardamom notes in the spirit really shine in this cocktail.

CLASSIC COCKTAILS


Two Fisted Negroni

History: Named for Count Negroni, who liked to ask the bartender to add gin to his Americano cocktails in Italy.  Bitter, complex, and a great cocktail for before dinner.  With Mighty Gin, you’ll be best leaving yourself to just one of these.

1 oz Mighty Gin
1 oz Campari
1 oz Sweet Vermouth

Stir ingredients with ice; strain into chilled coupe glass or rocks glass filled with ice.  Garnish with an orange peel or slice.

Mighty Aviation

History: this is our favorite take on the Aviation, which is a great cocktail from the early 1900’s.

2 oz Mighty Gin
½ oz Fresh Lemon Juice
½ oz Maraschino Liqueur

Combine ingredients in a shaker with ice; shake well.  Strain into chilled cocktail glass, and garnish with a cocktail cherry.  If desired, you can add a dash of Creme de Violette liqueur as well, some recipes call for that addition.

SEASONAL & ADVANCED RECIPES


Sonja Special #1

1 oz Mighty Gin
1/2 oz Sirène Absinthe Verte
1 oz Earl Grey Tea Syrup
½ oz Fresh Lemon Juice
1 oz Egg White
3 dashes Dandelion Burdock Bitters

Shake ingredients first without ice, then add ice and shake hard.  Strain into chilled cocktail glass and enjoy.  This was the first in a series of original cocktails that Sonja has invented for our tasting room.  It was rather delicious (and therefore popular) despite its offbeat composition, so we are sharing the recipe here.

White Lady

2 oz Mighty Gin
1 oz Fresh Lemon Juice
1 oz Triple Sec
1 oz Egg White (optional, but a fun variation)

Shake ingredients without ice first if using egg white, then shake vigorously with ice; strain into a chilled cocktail glass.  Garnish with orange twist.

This is an old classic cocktail as well, and is particularly nice with the Mighty Gin.