NB Gin has gone international and it’s hitting NYC! So we thought it was time to look at which gin cocktails are loved by our American cousins!
The Classic Martini
The one, the only, the classic! All around the bright city of New York, in bars and restaurants, the Classic Martini will always been on the menu, even the lunch one!
So why not bring the Big Apple back into your home? Quick, easy, simple and refreshing this cocktail is an easy evening treat!
Ingredients: 60ml NB Gin / 20ml Dry Vermouth / lemon peel / lots of ice
Pour some Dry Vermouth in a Martini glass, swirl around and dispose of the excess. In a shaker full of ice, add the gin and gently stir before pouring. Add lemon peel garnish.
The Dirty Martini /Olives 7 ways
For some of you the thought of olive brine in a cocktail is not an appealing one. It turns out some Americans thought that too, so much so that a certain New York bartender, Naren Young, decided to do something about it.
He created the Olives 7 ways cocktails, replacing the yucky olive brine with olive varietals.
Still for the acquired palette but the Dirty Martini is a botanical goddess! The olives bring out the tones in the gin and give the Martini an extra kick of flavour!
Ingredients: 45ml NB Gin / 45ml Dry Vermouth / Small handful of chopped olives / drops of extra virgin olive oil.
Stir ingredients with ice in a shaker. Pour into a frozen glass. Serve the remainder in a carafe sitting in crushed ice if you want to get really fancy!
Garnish with olive oil drops.
Dating back to the 1930s, this classic is sure to refresh your palette with a zesty tang from the lemon juice and equal amounts of both dry and sweet Vermouth.
It’s quick and easy but it really packs a punch. We love this one!
Ingredients: 60ml NB Gin / 20ml Dry Vermouth / 20ml Sweet Vermouth / Dash of lemon juice
Add ingredients together and pour into a Martini glass. Easy!
Fountain of Youth
Keep yourself young with this gin incarnation of the more traditional vodka-based Fountain of Youth.
The refreshing, fruity taste of this colourful cocktail will give you a head start for a night in the big city!
Adding fresh lime juice will make this berry sensation into a zesty concoction no one can resist!
Ingredients: 60ml NB Gin / 20ml cranberry juice / 20ml Pimms No1 / dash of lime juice / mint to garnish
Shake the ingredients with ice, strain and pour! Garnish with cucumber or mint if you’d prefer.
We all know it. We all love it. The Gin Sling is like an old friend. ‘Sling’ is actually derived from the German word to gulp “Schlingen” … although we’re not suggesting you have to do it!
The recipe for an original Gin Sling – popular with Americans for nearly 100 years – is as follows: 40ml NB Gin / 20ml of simple syrup / Lemon juice / Dash soda water / ice / grated nutmeg
Add the ingredients, minus the soda water, to a shaker, shake, strain into a tall glass, top with soda and add a touch of nutmeg.
You may find this to be quite different from what you would normally associate with a Gin Sling but this is the original, and quite possibly the best, way to make it.
Give it a go as in post-revolutionary America the Gin Sling was the stereotypical American drink!