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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 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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Juniper, Gin’s Namesake

That distinctive smell that permeates the air when a fresh bottle of gin is opened is the signature scent of juniper. Some gins like Junipero are flavored with only juniper and a lot of it, others balance it with as many as 18 or 20 other botanicals and some add so much of another flavor the juniper has to fight ...

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Upside-Down Martini

Two big events last month bring the Upside-Down martini (aka Reverse Martini) front and center these days. First, the last month’s release of the movie Julie and Julia showcases the cocktail’s creator and advocate, Julia Child.  I’ve always appreciated the fact that she attributed her longevity to “red meat and gin”.  Despite her perceived benefits of gin, vermouth was a ...

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