Cocktails

Cucumber “88” and tonic

Ingredients

2-oz. “88” Gin
4-oz. Tonic Water
Cucumber Slices
Garnish: 2 Lime Wheels

Steps

  1. Wrap long cucumber slices around inside of highball glass.
  2. Fill a highball glass with ice, then add “88”.
  3. Top with the tonic water and lightly stir.
  4. Garnish with a spray or Lime Elements,  or lime wheel and cucumber wheel.

Negroni “88”

Ingredients

2-oz. “88” Gin
1-oz. Campari
1-oz. Sweet Vermouth
Garnish: Orange Peel

Steps

  1. Add the “88”, Campari and sweet vermouth to a mixing glass filled with ice, and stir until well-chilled.
  2. Strain into a rocks glass filled with large ice cubes.
  3. Garnish with an orange peel.

French “88”

Ingredients

3-oz. Champagne (Double Shot)
1/2-oz. fresh lemon juice
3/4-oz. “88” Gin (Single Shot)
1 tsp. Vermouth
1 tsp. Agave or Sugar Syrup
(We recommend Groovy Food Co Organic Light & Mild Agave Nectar)
Garnish: One long strip of lemon peel

Steps

  1. Combine “88”, vermouth, syrup, and lemon juice in a cocktail shaker filled with ice.
  2. Shake vigorously for a few seconds and strain into an iced champagne glass.
  3. Top up with Champagne, then stir gently and add the long strip of lemon peel—add it gently or it will make the Champagne froth over.
    Glass recommendations: a Champagne flute.

Bees Knees “88”

Ingredients

2-oz. “88” Gin
3/4-oz. Lemon Juice
(Freshly squeezed is best)
1/2-oz. Honey syrup
Garnish: Lemon Elements or a Lemon Twist

Steps

  1. Add the “88”, lemon juice and honey syrup into a shaker with ice and shake until well-chilled.
  2. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
  3. Garnish with Lemon Elements or a lemon twist.

Vesper “88” Martini

Ingredients

3-oz. “88” Gin (Double Shot)
1.5-oz. Singularity Vodka (Half Shot)
1 tsp. Vermouth
Garnish: Two thin slices of orange peel
Garnish: Fresh rosemary needles

Steps

  1. The needs to be served ice cold, so chill the ingredients and the cocktail shaker if you can.
  2. Fill your shaker with ice, twist in one slice of orange peel to release the oils and break a few rosemary needles into the shaker.
  3. Pour in the “88”, vodka and vermouth.
  4. Shake for 10 seconds and filter into the glass. Garnish with the second slice or orange peel.
    Glass recommendations: a Martini glass, ideally a small one… or double up the measures for a large one.

Earl Grey “88” toddy

Ingredients

3-oz. “88” Gin (Double shot)
1.5-oz. Lemon Juice (Single Shot)
3/4-oz. Agave or Sugar Syrup
Earl Grey in boiling water
One strip Orange Peel
Garnish: Cinnamon and Orange Zest

Steps

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add “88”, lemon juice and agave syrup. Adjust these to taste, as some people prefer it more tart and others sweeter.
  2. Shake briefly and then filter into a heatproof glass.
  3. Add Earl Grey in boiling water to the glass, stir briefly, garnish with a cinnamon stick and orange zest.
    Glass recommendations: we like this in a double walled heat resistant glass like those from Bodum.
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