Gin Cocktails

Gin Cocktails | Lady Patricia Mother’s Day cocktail

I inadvertently got my start in understanding gin from my mother. She’s a herbalist so I learnt about herbs and flowers and flavours from as early as I can remember. I taste the difference between echinacea angustifolia and echinacea purpurea from ten paces, but I also learned about things like liquorice root and angelica and […] Read more…

The Absolute Beginners’ Guide to Martinis

The martini is the quintessential gin cocktail. It is a cocktail that lets gin shine with all its ginny goodness. With a little know-how a martini is quite easy to make. Our Absolute Beginners’ Guide to Martinis takes all the guess work out of making martinis with a step-by-step process for the five basic martinis: dry, dirty, wet, perfect […] Read more…

Gin Cocktails | French 75

Simply posting the French 75 as a gin cocktail will be controversial. Many claim that the classic French 75 features congac rather than gin, but I’m going to take my lead from The Savoy Cocktail Book of 1930, the first known recipe, which definitely uses gin. There does seem to be a general consensus that the French 75 […] Read more…

Aviation Gin Closet Flair Competition

I’m loving this video of the Aviation Gin Closet Flair competition. Particularly pleased to see two women in the competition, it’s rare to see women in the mix in bar comps for some reason. But what I really want to know is, after all that showing off, did the cocktails taste any good? Read more…

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