As most of you know there is a place in my heart for gin cocktails. This goes back to the 80s when I was first introduced to a gin and tonic, that we started drinking for breakfast. Now a day without gin is a day without living is a qoute that I borrowed from a famous iron chef Geoffry Zakarian. I think that it is a very fitting title for this article, where I have a few cocktail recipes to share with you.
Cucumber Lemonade Gin Mermaid Punch:
Make a splash with this unique cocktail. As sailors, we dream about mermaids when were at sea, now we can drink one while on shore. Try this simple to make cocktail today, and thank me tomorrow.
1) 1/2 cup of sugar
2) 1 cucumber
3) 24 ounces of Gin
4) 4 whole lemons
Combine all ingredients into a large punch bowl or a large pitcher, add some ice to chill the cocktail. And enjoy.
Limoncello Gin Collins:
If you are making this recipe, you already have the Gin, it’s the same Gin that is used in the above recipe. I’m not trying to take all of your money.
1) 1 ounce of mint simple syrup
2) 1 1/2 ounces of Gin
3) 1 1/2 ounces of lemon juice
4) 2 ounces of club soda
5) 2 ounces of limoncello
6) lemon wheels for the garnish ( optional ) but recommended
7) mint sprigs for the garnish ( optional ) but recommended
Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with some ice, shake for about 30 seconds or until you see condensation on the shaker, then pour the mixture into a Collins glass, or a glass of your choosing, make sure there is fresh ice in your glass, add the lemon wheels and the mint sprigs. One thing left to do, sit back and enjoy a glass or two.
To make the mint simple syrup; Muddle ( crush ) some mint leaves to release some of the oil from the leaves, add equal parts of water and sugar to the pot with the mint leaves and bring to a boil, let cool and keep stored in the refrigerator.
A little bit of good can go a long way. I hope you like gin, here is another recipe that uses the same gin as the first two recipes.
1) 2 ounces of Gin
2) 1 ounce of Maraschino Liqueur
3) Braided lime and crystallized lavender, for the garnish ( optional )
4) A dash of lavender bitters
6) Petite Sirah to float
Combine all ingredients in rocks glass ( short Glass ) filled with ice. Enjoy.
To float the Sirah, pour slowly over the back of a spoon, that’s how to get that special effect.
Looking for a way to welcome the cool nights of fall? This gin cocktail is the perfect way to warm up.
1) 1 1/2 ounces of Premium Gin
2) 3 ounces of apple cider
3) 1-2 dashes of Orange Bitters
4) Round craft ice cubes, makes it look like apple shaped ice
Combine all ingredients in rocks or a Tom Collins glass, any glass will work just as good if you don’t have one of these specialty glasses on hand. Stir and garnish with apple slices or an orange peel. You may want to share this one with friends or someone special.
Oh snap, this recipe is delicious. You are going to want to add this one to your cocktail library.
1) 1/2 ounce of lemon juice
2) 2 dashes of black pepper
3) 2 dashes of celery salt
4) 2 ounces of Gin
5) 4 dashes of Worcestershire sauce
6) 4 ounces of tomato juice
7) 6 dashes of Tobasco Sauce or to taste
8) Lime wedges for the garnish ( optional )
Combine all ingredients in a highball glass ( Tall Glass ) with some ice. Give it a good stir to insure the ingredients are well combined. Garnish with a lime wedge ( optional ) and enjoy. Remember this is a bloody Mary, you can garnish with whatever your heart desires. Go nuts, it’s your drink, enjoy it any way you like.
Wherever you may rome, You’ll never find another martini like this one
2) Lemon twist
Add all ingredients to an ice filled cocktail shaker. Shake until well chilled, you will see condensation form on the outside of the shaker, that’s when you know that the cocktail is well chilled. Strain into a martini glass and enjoy. Click here for Martini Glasses.
I hope that you find a gin cocktail to enjoy in this article. Remember a day without gin is a day without living. We all need to slow down a little and enjoy life. Even if it is for a short period of time. After all we are only here for a short period of time, so why not enjoy ourselves once in a while. For me this is how I enjoy life once in a while, sharing a cocktail or two with friends and family. Drinking alone is no fun, believe me, I have drank alone more times than I like to admit. I am so glad that those days are behind me, those we’re some pretty dark days for me.
After all these years have passed, I still have flash backs of some things that I seen while serving in the United States Navy. There are a few shows that get played on TV that I can’t watch without welling up in tears. Alcohol has always been my drug of choice to try to forget about a few things that still haunt me, even after thirty years. I won’t burden you with the details, nowadays I can have one or two drinks, and be alright. Now before I forget, this weekend you can get ten dollars off of your order of thirty dollars or more. Just our way to help you celebrate Labor Day. You have three days off, or maybe you had today off for a four-day weekend. So use this code to save $10.00 HOTDRINKSUMMER jut use this at checkout and you will automatically save on your order.
Remember to drink responsibly, and never drink and drive. The life you save may very well be your own. Sincerely; your friend John D. Have a great long weekend.