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Classic Gin Cocktails

 

Gimlet

Gin Gimlet Cocktail Recipe

The original Gin and Juice, a Gimlet is the simplest of cocktails but don't let it fool you, this quintessential gin sour packs a refreshing punch.

Gimlet Cocktail

  • 60ml Original Classic Dry Gin
  • 30ml Fresh Lime Juice
  • 20ml Simple Syrup
  • Ice
  • Lime wheel

Combine ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice and shake. Strain into a chilled coupe glass and garnish with a slice of lime. 

Gin & Tonic

The Perfect Gin & Tonic Serve

So simple and an all time favourite with Gin drinkers worldwide! There is much speculation about how to make the perfect Gin and Tonic, but it really does come down to personal taste, the Gin you use and the tonic you choose... oh, and temperature. The colder the better!

With so many different Gin flavour profiles and the rise of flavoured or artisanal tonics, there is still so much left to discover with this classic cocktail.

Every bartender has their own ratio of gin to tonic. We, however like to mix our Classic Dry 1:2, that's one part Gin to 2 parts tonic.

For a quality tonic we recommend Strangelove or Capi (can't go past Australian Made), however if you're a fan of Fevertree they go deliciously well too.

A tip on pouring

Did you know if you pour your tonic too fast it can result in your G&T tasting flat? According to Michael Stringer, managing director of the UK's Black Leaf Events (read more), you should pour your tonic in slowly to preserve the carbonation of your drink. Pouring too quickly can cause the tonic to fizz up and release lots of CO2 reducing the amount of fizz in your glass. 

G&T

  • 50ml Original Classic Dry
  • 100ml Tonic (We use Strangelove Light Tonic)
  • Fresh Lime
  • Ice, ice, ice

Build over ice and top with tonic (slowly and on an angle) and a slice of lime. 

French 75

French 75 Cocktail

This delightfully elegant cocktail was created in Paris in 1915 at the New York Bar (later Harry’s New York Bar) and is said to be named after the famous and super effective French 75-millimeter light field gun used by the French in WW1.

The combination was said to have such a kick that it felt like being hit with the small but explosive canon. Over the years there have been a couple of different versions of the 75. The commonality between all versions is that they contain Gin, and while the modern recipe calls for Gin, Lemon Juice, Champagne and sugar at least 3 previous versions included Grenadine (a mixture of Pomegranate juice, sugar, and lemon juice) 

French 75 Cocktail

  • 15ml simple syrup
  • 15ml Freshly squeezed Lemon Juice
  • 45ml Original Classic Dry Gin
  • 45ml Champagne or similar (i.e Prosecco)
  • Lemon peel for garnish
  • Ice

Method

1. Combine all ingredients except Champagne
2. Shake with ice
3. Strain into a Champagne Flute or Saucer
4. Top with Champagne
5. Garnish with lemon twist

The Original Twist; with a nod to earlier versions, you can mix up a Pink French 75 using Pink Grapefruit & Pomegranate Ginfusion in place of lemon juice, or, try the Peach French 75 with our Summer Peach with Passionfruit Ginfusion.

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