Drew's Favorite Gin Recipes

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Here you my fellow Gin heads! A few simple recipes to make the Gin flow...

The Martini

3 oz Gin (I like a 50/50 blend of Plymouth and Hendricks or 100% St. George's Terroir)

0.25 oz Dolin Dry Vermouth

Chill a cocktail glass with ice water

Fill a mixing glass with crush ice. Add vermouth and gin, stir for 30 seconds, double strain into freshly dumped cocktail glass.

Add 2 olives or a lemon twist to the glass.

The Negroni

2 oz Gin

1 oz Campari

1 oz Sweet Vermouth

2 dashes Orange Bitters

Chill a rocks glass with ice water.

Fill a mixing glass with solid ice (less dilution). Combine ingredients and stir for 30 seconds. Strain and serve over a large ice cube. For a flourish, squeeze a slice of orange peel over the glass.

Gin & Tonic

2 oz Gin (really like a strongly flavored gin here)

Squeeze of Lime juice

2-4 dashes Aromatic Bitters (I like Scrappy's)

4 oz Tonic Water (the good stuff like Fever Tree or Jack Rudy's Syrup or &Tonic Syrup (both diluted with soda water)

Fill a tall glass (I use my imperial pint dimple mug) with crushed ice. Add lime juice, bitters and gin, give a quick stir. Add tonic water or tonic syrup with soda water. Stir to combine. For me, I like enough bitters to pop a bright pink color.

The French 75

1 oz Gin

1/2 oz Lemon juice

splash of simple syrup

Champagne to fill

Combine gin, lemon juice and simple syrup in a shaker glass with crushed ice. Shake for 15 seconds. Strain into a chilled highball glass or Champagne flute. Top with Champagne and stir to combine.