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


Ginger G&T

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

In a rocks 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.

*Ginger Gimlet – use Ginger Syrup.
*Malabar Gimlet – use Cardamom Syrup.
*Holiday Gimlet – use Cranberry Ginger Syrup.

CLASSIC COCKTAILS


The Bebbo Cocktail

History: Saved from extinction by Ted Haigh’s Vintage Spirits & Forgotten Cocktails, and invented in the 1920’s.

1½ oz Distiller’s Gin No. 6
¾ oz Fresh Lemon Juice
¾ oz Honey Syrup
¼ oz Fresh Orange Juice
2 dashes Angostura Bitters

Shake ingredients with ice,  strain into a chilled coupe or cocktail glass. Garnish with a cocktail cherry.

Strawberry Fizz

History: A seasonal variation on a classic – the Gin Fizz

2 oz Distiller’s Gin No. 6
¾ oz Rhubarb Simple Syrup
½ oz Fresh Lemon Juice
½ oz Egg White
2 Fresh Strawberries
1 dash Peychaud’s Bitters
Club Soda

Muddle one cut strawberry with syrup; add gin, lemon, bitters and egg white. Shake without ice first, then add ice and shake thoroughly. Strain into tall glass filled with fresh ice, then top with soda and stir briefly. Garnish with second strawberry.

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.

On Blueberry Hill

1½ oz Distiller’s Gin No. 6
4 oz Fresh Lemonade
8 Fresh Blueberries
3 Fresh Basil Leaves

Muddle blueberries with gin, then add basil and lemonade. Stir well, and pour over ice. To make by the pitcher, simply multiply by the number of servings desired.