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.

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.

The Southside

History: Very similar to a smash, and purportedly invented in Chicago (and popular with mobsters back in the day).

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

Add ingredients to your shaker, shake well with ice. Strain into a chilled coupe or cocktail glass, and garnish with a sprig of mint or a lemon twist.

SEASONAL & ADVANCED RECIPES


The Last Word

This is an old cocktail, and also one of our favorites for fall and winter. Herbaceous and complex, and extremely sippable.

1 oz Distiller’s Gin No. 6
1 oz Green Chartreuse
1 oz Maraschino Liqueur
1 oz Fresh Lime Juice

Shake ingredients with ice; strain into a chilled cocktail glass. No garnish.

Pear Sparkler

¾ oz Distiller’s Gin No. 6
1½ oz Pear Puree
Dry Sparkling Wine
Fresh Rosemary

Shake gin and pear puree with a sprig of rosemary and ice. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and top with sparkling wine. Garnish with additional sprig of rosemary.