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Best Gin Cocktails for Summer

As we approach the dog days of summer, it is time to venture beyond gin & tonics. Not that we’re against a frosty G&T – its just that there’s so much more gin can offer for summer refreshment. Light mixers let you enjoy the nuances of gin in a less alchoholic form so you can quaff a little more enthusiastically than in ...

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The Perfect Martini

No blog devoted to gin would be complete without a martini recipe. But, why re-invent a classic cocktail? Near the dawn of the internet age, Mr. Lucky eloquently delivered the perfect recipe for a classic martini, including advanced instructions for those with a greater thirst for knowledge.

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Bitters: The Negroni, Pimm’s Cup and Pink Gin

Gin has a long-attested affinity for bitter flavors. The British introduced the gin and tonic for medicinal reasons, but it’s remained one of the most popular and iconic drinks — needing little accompaniment except perhaps a wedge of fresh lime or a wheel of orange — because the coolness of the juniper and the bite of the bitterness make for ...

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Top Five Gin Drinks for Autumn

The leaves are falling and we’re all thinking about spooky ghosts, picking apples, killing turkeys and autumn gin cocktails. These increasingly darker, cooler days call us to transition from outdoor garden parties to creative indoor cocktail parties. Avoid Pumpkin-tinis and other creepy sweet concoctions. Instead, try some of these tasty recommendations for gin drinks this fall season: 1. Stellar Gin Apple ...

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The Gin Gimlet

The martini is the public face of gin, the iconic cocktail — deservedly so, to be sure. Its popularity is approached only by the gin and tonic, that refreshing and pleasantly bitter concoction of the British. But my favorite everyday gin drink – the one that requires no special ingredients, unlike a Last Word or an Aviation – is the gimlet: ...

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Best Gin Cocktails for the Holidays

Ho Ho Ho!  Holiday cocktail time is here, and gin is perfect for the season. Uninitiated party-goers may complain that gin tastes too “piney” for them. However, this time of year that juniper flavor is perfect next to your Christmas tree. Traditional gins are best for for your holiday gin cocktails, including Tanquaray, Beefeater and even Gordons. For an extra holiday ...

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Pimm’s Cup: A Touch of Class

Just as people have high-society and animals have pedigrees drinks also have hierarchy. Pimm’s No. 1 Cup sits fittingly high atop the rungs of the drinking ladder. A favored summer drink of the British, Pimm’s cup is often quaffed during sports events such as Wimbledon and The Royal Henley Regatta, and has garnered aristocratic plumage by being loved by high ...

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The Best Gin Cocktails for Spring

It may not be gin & tonic time yet, but we’re well on our way.  As the crocuses bloom and we raise our heads from winter hibernation, let’s not forget that gin can add so much to springtime! Here are a few recipes that explore the green, flowery, earthy and even pastel sides of gin cocktails for spring.  Enjoy! Cucumber & ...

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The Perfect End-of-Summer Gin Dessert

Most people think of gin as the perfect aperitif. Cleansing the palate with a fine, crisp gin cocktail is the perfect way to prepare for a marvelous meal. But, gin for dessert? How rebellious! Daring! And tasty. Here’s a simply delightful  recipe that will cure your end-of-summer doldrums: Wired Gin Berry Sundaes In a small saucepan, combine: 1/3 cup gin (we prefer Junipero ...

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The Best Tonic Water Recipe

It’s nearly summer – and Gin & Tonic season! So, why not make your own tonic water? The Gin & Tonic has probably has the richest history of any gin beverage. Tonic water’s history in Europe dates back to the 1600’s, but it has been in use far longer by the Quechua Indians of Peru. The unique flavor of tonic water comes ...

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