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