COCKTAILS WITH DISTILLER’S GIN No. 6

As our flagship spirit, Distiller’s Gin No. 6 works in a wide range of cocktail applications.  We love it in a proper Martini (6:1, stirred, with a couple of dashes of orange bitters, please), but we also love it in a range of seasonal cocktails as well.  Here are a few current favorites.

SIMPLE & ELEGANT


ginandtonic

Ginger G&T

2 oz Distiller’s Gin No. 6
¼-½ oz Ginger Simple Syrup, to taste
Tonic Water

In a rocks glass or Collins glass, add gin and syrup, then add ice, and top with tonic. Garnish with a lime wedge or a piece of fresh ginger root, or both.

Fresh Lime Gimlet

2 oz Distiller’s Gin No. 6
1 oz Fresh Lime Juice
¾ oz Simple Syrup

Shake ingredients with ice, strain into cocktail glass. Garnish with a lime wheel or wedge.

CLASSIC COCKTAILS


Corpse Reviver No. 3

History: The Corpse Reviver No. 2 is a great example of a cocktail as an experience in a glass, with layers of flavor. This is a modified version, since Illinois law doesn’t allow us to use one of the ingredients.

1 oz Distiller’s Gin No. 6
1 oz Fresh Lemon Juice
1 oz Orange Liqueur (ours, or Cointreau)
¾ oz Spiced Orange Simple Syrup
2 good dashes Scrappy’s Orange Bitters

Shake ingredients with ice,  strain into a chilled coupe or cocktail glass. Garnish with a cocktail cherry. If making the original No. 2, drop the last two ingredients and instead use 1 oz of Lillet Blanc or Cocchi Americano.

Sidecar

Southside Thyme

History: A seasonal variation on the classic Southside, using thyme instead of mint. Also delicious with mint!

1½ oz Distiller’s Gin No. 6
¾ oz Fresh Lemon Juice
¾ oz Simple Syrup
2 Sprigs Fresh Lemon Thyme
Club Soda

Shake first four ingredients with ice; double strain into a glass filled with fresh ice and top with splash of club soda. Garnish with an additional  sprig of lemon thyme.

SEASONAL & ADVANCED RECIPES


Ginger Smash

2 oz Distiller’s Gin No. 6
¾ oz Fresh Lemon Juice
¾ oz Ginger Simple Syrup
3-4 Mint Leaves

Shake ingredients with ice, strain into rocks glass filled with fresh ice. Garnish with a sprig of mint, a lemon twist, or both.

Cucumber Gin Fizz

1½ oz Distiller’s Gin No 6
¾  Fresh Lemon Juice
½ oz Simple Syrup
2 Cucumber Slices, quartered
Ginger Beer

In a shaker, muddle cucumber and simple syrup; add gin, lemon juice, and shake with ice. Strain into iced Collins glass filled with fresh ice, top with ginger beer and garnish with cucumber slice.

Venus de Miles cocktail