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Gin and Tonic
Gin and Tonic is the world’s favorite gin cocktail. It was originally a medicinal drink: quinine water (tonic water) was used by the British Army in India to ward off malaria. To ease the taste, they added gin.
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June 2007
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Gin Cocktail Recipes

Page 3: The Classics ~ Gimlet, Gin Fizz, Gin & Tonic, Martini

 

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Cocktail Recipes

Start with sipping Martin Miller’s gin on the rocks. While many gins emphasize their juniper roots, Martin Miller’s has created something much more complex, with layers of other fruits. There is a lovely citrus nose: candied citrus peel that carries through on the palate, along with the floral notes of the juniper berries. The gin is very smooth, medium-to full-bodied palate with intensely fruit, citrus peel and somewhat more mild juniper. Interestingly, there are fine, spicy peppercorn notes—we don’t want to get geeky about it, but having just tasted 20 different varietal peppercorns, they remind us of Sarawak. The finish has long citrus and violet notes.

Gimlet

 

Ingredients Per Cocktail

  • 2 shots gin
  • 1/2 shot fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 shot simple syrup
  • 1 bar spoon lime marmalade

Directions

  • Shake all ingredients with ice until ice cold. Strain into martini glass.
  • Add lime zest to drink to garnish.
Gimlet
Martin Miller’s Gimlet.

Gin Fizz

 

Ingredients

  • 2 shots gin
  • 1 shot fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 shot simple syrup
  • Dash egg white
  • Soda water

Directions

  • Shake and strain first 4 ingredients
    into highball glass.

  • Garnish with lemon wedge.
Gin Fizz
Gin Fizz.

Gin & Tonic

The world’s favorite gin drink. It was born in colonial India, when the British troops took daily doses of quinine water (tonic water) to ward off malaria. Someone suggested mixing it with gin to make it more palatable, and gin and tonic became the iconic drink of the British Empire.

Ingredients

  • 2 shots gin

  • Tonic water
  • Ice cubes

Directions

  • Add gin and ice to highball glass.

  • Top off with tonic water.
  • Garnish with lime wedge.
Gin and Tonic
Gin & Tonic.

Martin Miller’s Martini

Martin Miller’s personal style includes substituting elderflower liqueur for vermouth in his martini—just for a quick whisk and a hint of flavor. The flavors go perfectly with the gin’s botanicals. We’re crazy about St. Germain elderflower liqueur, so we encourage you to buy a bottle and enjoy it straight and mixed with Champagne, too.

Ingredients

 

Directions

Martini
Martini.
  • Stir the elderflower liqueur over ice, then discard. (In our home, we’d drink it, not toss it down the drain! A bartender would have to “discard.”)
  • Add gin to ice and stir 20 times until ice cold. Strain into martini glass.
  • Garnish with lemon twist.

 

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