A Thanksgiving Toast

A Thanksgiving Toast 1.5 oz Bombay Dry Gin 0.75 oz Cranberry & Maple Simple Syrup (recipe below) 0.5 oz lemon juice 5 drops of Bittercube Orange Bitters 2 oz Prosecco Shake gin, simple syrup, lemon juice & bitters over ice to chill, then strain into a chilled coupe. Top with Prosecco and stir gently to…

Summer’s Last Hurrah

Summer’s Last Hurrah 1.25 oz. Bombay Sapphire Gin 0.75 oz Dolin Dry Vermouth 0.75 oz Plum Thyme Syrup 0.25 oz lemon juice 1/2 tsp Campari Shake and strain into a chilled coupe. Garnish with a sprig of thyme. It’s 7:55 pm and it’s already dark. The last two peaches I ate were mealy. Yep. There’s…

The Angeleno

The Angeleno 1 oz Bombay Sapphire Gin 0.75 oz Amaro Angeleno 0.75 oz St-Germain Elderflower Liqueur 0.5 oz lemon juice Shake and strain into chilled coupe. No garnish. As anyone who’s been there knows, Southern California forces an aesthetic on its landscape. It’s as if the flora are competing in a beauty contest where the…

Pommetini

Pommetini 1.5 oz Gin de Neige 1 oz Rouge Gorge White Cider Vermouth 1 tsp Campari 1/4 tsp cider vinegar Pour ingredients into a mixing glass filled with ice, stir for 20 seconds and strain into a chilled martini glass (unless you have a cocktail glass with a fleur-de-lis, in which case, use that.) No…

Blackberry Mojo

Blackberry Mojo 1 oz blackberry simple syrup 8 mint leaves 2 oz Bombay Sapphire London Dry Gin 0.75 oz lemon juice 2 oz prosecco Add the blackberry simple syrup and mint leaves to a mixing glass and muddle. Add the gin and lemon juice, then shake and strain into a chilled 10-oz Collins glass filled…

Easy Does It

Easy Does It 1 inch x 1/2 diameter piece of ginger, grated & juiced 1 oz Hendrick’s Gin 0.5 oz lemon juice 0.5 oz cold-infused mint simple syrup 1 can Rogue 6 Hop IPA Grate ginger onto 3″ square of cheesecloth. Wrap cheesecloth around grated ginger and squeeze the juice out into a shaker filled…

April Showers

April Showers 2 oz Hendrick’s Gin 0.5 oz celery simple syrup (recipe below) 1.25 oz Millstone Vin de Pomme Basque-style Cider Shake ingredients with ice and strain into a chilled coupe. Top with cider. Garnish with celery leaves. For me, spring is all about freshness — the intense smell of blossoms as you run past,…

Persephone’s Ascent

Persephone’s Ascent 1.5 oz Hendrick’s Gin 1.0 oz pomegranate juice 0.75 oz Henriques & Henriques Malvasia Madeira 0.5 oz lemon juice 0.25 oz homemade grenadine (recipe below) Shake ingredients, then strain into a 10-ounce collins glass filled with crushed ice . Garnish with a lemon wheel. Spring’s welcome return has me pondering the Greek myth…

Sake to me Punch

Sake to me Punch: 1 cup lemon oleo saccharum (recipe below) 4 cups Matcha Tea Syrup (recipe below) 1 L + 2 cups Hendricks Gin 12 oz Stirrings Ginger Liqueur 2 cups lemon juice 720 ml bottle Nigori Sake 750 ml bottle Prosecco Garnish with lemon wheels In case any of you are looking for…

Provençal Collins

Provençal Collins 2 oz Jensen’s Bermondsey Gin 1 oz. strawberry juice 0.5 oz. honey simple syrup with lavender & black peppercorns Shake with one ice cube, then strain into a 10 oz. rocks glass filled with ice. Top with tonic water. (I used Q Tonic.) Garnish with a strawberry. I just returned from a two-week…

Verdigris

Verdigris 1.5 oz gin [I used Green Hat Classic Gin.] 1.0 oz Green Chartreuse 0.5 oz Raw Lime Cordial [Requires 24 hours lead time.] Shake with ice and strain into a chilled coupe. No garnish. Spring is upon us and summer is nipping at its heels. Perhaps that’s why I’ve got green on the brain…

Chive Blossom Gibson

Chive Blossom Gibson Recipe 2 oz gin (I used Green Hat Spring/Summer Distilled Gin) .5 oz chive flower-infused Dolin Dry Vermouth 1/4 tsp rice wine vinegar Stir with ice and strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with two 3″ lengths of chive It’s hard to believe it’s Memorial Day weekend. It seems like just…