• Nick Veale

1, 2, 3 Gin cocktails

Updated: Apr 10

Hey cocktail fans, I hope you are well and staying moderately productive during this interesting time.

I've been working on ideas for upping my content and then realised that instead of that I could just steal someone else's idea! This is borrowing from James Clear's excellent 3,2 1 newsletter, but with a cocktail twist.

Introducing my 1,2 3 cocktail blog. Each one will focus on a particular ingredient, and will provide 6 cocktails recipes.

1 recipe using only the base spirit.

2 recipes using the base spirit plus one other bottle.

3 recipes using the base spirit and 2 other bottles.

Simple.

So without further ado.

1

Southside Rickey


Glass: Highball/ Collins glass

Method: Shake and Fine strain

Ice: Cubed

Garnish: Mint sprig and Scorched Lime wheel

Ingredients

60ml Gin

30ml Lime juice

20ml Sugar Syrup

5-6 mint leaves

Top with Soda water

Add all of the ingredients except for the soda to your shaker and shake for 8-10 seconds.

Fine strain into a tall glass over fresh ice. Top up with a splash of soda and garnish

2

Breakfast Martini

Glass: Chilled Coup/ Martini glass

Method: Shake and Fine strain

Ice: None

Garnish: Lemon Zest

Ingredients

50ml Gin

15ml Triple Sec

15ml Lemon Juice

1 Barspoon Orange Marmalade

Add all of the ingredients to your shaker. Using a spoon give the mix a quick stir to breakdown the marmalade and then shake for 8-10 seconds.

Fine strain into your chilled coup glass and twist over the lemon zest.

Fitzgerald

Glass: Rocks glass

Method: Shake and strain

Ice: Coup

Garnish: None

Ingredients


60 ml Gin

22ml Lemon Juice

22ml Sugar Syrup

2 dashes Pimento Bitters (or substitute Angostura Bitters)

Add all of the ingredients to your shaker and shake for 8-10 seconds.

Strain into your nice cold coup glass, straight from the freezer.

3

English Marmalade

Glass: Chilled Coup/ Martini

Method: Shake and Fine strain

Ice: None

Garnish: Orange zest

Ingredients

60 ml Gin

7 ml Campari

15ml Lemon Juice

1 Dash Orange Bitters

1 Barspoon Orange Marmalade

Add all of the ingredients to your shaker. Using a spoon give the mix a quick stir to breakdown the marmalade and then shake for 8-10 seconds.

Fine strain into your chilled coup glass and twist over the lemon zest.

20th Century

Glass: Chilled Coup or Martini

Method: Shake and Fine strain

Ice: None

Garnish: Lemon Zest

Ingredients

45ml Gin

22ml Cocchi Americano/ Lillet Blanc

22ml White Crème de cacao

22ml lemon Juice

Add all of the ingredients to your shaker and shake for 8-10 seconds.

Fine strain into your chilled Coup. Twist over your lemon zest and either drop in into the drink or balance it artfully on the rim

Old friend

Glass: Chilled Coup/ Martini

Method: Shake and Fine strain

Ice: None

Garnish: Grapefruit Zest

Ingredients

45ml Gin

15ml Campari

7ml Elderflower liqueur

22ml Pink Grapefruit Juice

Add all of the ingredients to your shaker and shake for 8-10 seconds.

Fine strain into your chilled Coup. Twist over your Grapefruit zest and enjoy.


Let me know what you think of these and be sure to tag me on instagram if you're into that kinda thing! @keepcalmandcocktail #drinkbetter


Until next time


Cheers.


Nick

#keepcalmandcocktail


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