Gin Cocktails for Ginuary

For your guests that aren't participating in Dry January, try observing Ginuary, which is a celebration of all things gin. We've 


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(Recipe by Denver-based Deviation Distilling)

Thai Chili Paloma


1.5 oz Deviation Distilling’s Citrus Rosé Gin (or your favorite gin)

1.5 oz grapefruit juice

0.5 oz Thai chili simple syrup (see directions below)

0.75 oz lime juice

Soda water

Salt for the rim of the glass

Thai chili pepper for garnish


For simple syrup, combine 5-10 chopped Thai chilis, 1 cup sugar, and 1 cup water on stove in saucepan. Stir and simmer, making sure to dissolve sugar. Strain and cool for 10 minutes. For the cocktail, prepare a rocks glass by rubbing a lime wedge along the rim and dipping the rim of the glass in coarse salt. Add Citrus Rosé Gin, grapefruit juice, lime juice, and Thai chili simple syrup to a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake vigorously for 30 seconds. Strain the cocktail into a highball glass with fresh ice. Top with soda water and garnish with a Thai chili.


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(Recipe by Denver-based Deviation Distilling)

Sicilian Spritzer 


2 oz. Deviation Distilling Mountain Herb Gin (or your favorite gin)

2 oz. fresh squeezed blood orange juice (or regular orange juice)

.75 oz. lime

.75 oz. simple syrup

Rosemary sprigs

Splash of soda water


Fill a shaker with ice. In shaker combine gin, blood orange juice, lime and simple syrup along with one rosemary sprig broken into smaller pieces. Shake vigorously for 30 seconds. Strain into a rocks glass filled with ice. Top with a splash of soda water and a blood orange wheel.


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Photo credit Lindsay Rushton. Recipe by The Fox Bar & Cocktail Club.

Milk Of The Poppy


1.25oz Fords Sloe Gin

.75oz Amaro Montenegro

.25oz Valencia Syrup

.5oz Lemon Stock

1 dash Black Walnut Bitters

1 oz. of Dry Sparkling Rosé.


Build all ingredients and strain into a chilled coupe.


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Photo & recipe courtesy of NOLET'S.

Pornstar Martini


1.5 oz NOLET’S Silver Gin

0.5 oz Marachino Liqueur

2 Passion Fruits (carefully halved, saving 1/2 for garnish)

0.5 oz Fresh Lime Juice

0.5 oz Vanilla Simple Syrup

2-3 oz Chilled Sparkling Wine or Champagne (served on the side)


Add all ingredients but 1/2 passion fruit and the sparkling wine into a shaker with ice and shake until well-chilled. Strain into a coupe glass and float the remaining 1/2 passion fruit for garnish, serve the sparkling wine on the side in a small glass.


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Recipe by Marili Hellmund of spirited_marilita.Photo by Jaisalmer Gin.

Indian Rose


2 oz Jaisalmer Gin 

3/4 oz lemon juice

3/4 oz Saffron rose water syrup*

1 dash cardamom bitters


For the Saffron rose water syrup, combine 1/2 cup sugar with 1/2 cup water in a pot over medium heat. Once sugar is dissolved add a pinch of saffron strands. Remove from heat, cover, and let steep for about 1 hour. Strain through a fine mesh strainer, then add 1 tsp. rose water. Stir and it is ready to use. For the cocktail, shake all the ingredients in a shaker with ice. Strain into a chilled coupe.


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Recipe & image by DC's District Made Spirits.

Chocolate City Martinez


2 oz District Made Barrel Rested Ivy City Gin

.5 oz Vermoof (DC based co) 

.25 oz Luxardo Maraschino

2 dashes Fee Brothers Chocolate Bitters

Lemon peel

Stirred and served in a coupe


What looks like a Manhattan made with Gin is really a classic cocktail that predates the martini. The richness of chocolate bitters and sweet vermouth pairs perfectly with the oak notes of our Barrel Rested Gin in this spirit-forward sipper.


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Recipe by Overlook Lounge,Wynn Las Vegas.



1 ½ oz Empress 1908 Gin

¾ oz lemon juice

½ oz St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur

½ oz lemongrass syrup

Top with Rose Sparkling


Combine all ingredients and top with sparkling.


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Recipe by Devon Lawson & Harrison Snow, Lullaby, New York City



2 oz    coconut & yerba mate infused gin

.75 oz Lustau Fino sherry

.5 oz   lemon juice

.5 oz   lime

.5 oz   gomme syrup

5 drops  saline solution


Shake, add 1 oz tonic water & strain into highball glass. Garnish with grapefruit peel, expressed.


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Recipe and photo courtesy of The Elysian Bar. 

Pink Panther


.75 oz Lime

.25 oz Pomegranate

.5 oz Saler Gentiane

.75 oz Pamplemousse

1.5 oz Citadelle Gin


Combine all ingredients. Shake. Double strain into a small coupe. Garnish with flower, optional.


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Photo & recipe by Paola Valbuena, Bartender, Villanelle Restaurant (Queens, NY). 

Maiden's Gown


1 oz Pomp and Whimsy gin

1 oz Rittenhouse rye

1 oz Plum/blueberry juice *

0.75oz egg whites

0.5oz lime juice

0.25oz Velvet Falernum liqueur

*Plum/blueberry juice preparation (yield 1 quart of blueberry/plum juice)

5 plums

4 oz blueberries

8 oz sugar

24 oz water


For the plum/blueberry juice preparation, place water in a sauce pan over a stove on high heat, cut the plums into small pieces and remove the pits. When the water comes to boil, add the sugar and stir it in until completely diluted, add the blueberries and the chopped plums to cook until soft for about 15 minutes. Let it cool, and blend everything until smooth. Strain through a colander. For the cocktail, add all of the ingredients into a cocktail shaker. Dry shake for 15 seconds, then add ice and shake once more until the shaker gets frosty on the outside. Double strain into a coupe or Martini glass, garnish with few dots of angostura bitters.


Rose and Raspberry Fizz

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Photo & recipe courtesy of Glendalough Rose Gin. 


1 ½ oz Glendalough Rose Gin

½ oz  Raspberry Syrup

½ oz Aperol

1 ½ oz Soda Water


Shake all ingredients (except soda) with ice. Strain into a tall ice filled glass. Add the soda, then garnish with a raspberry and a freshly torn and slapped sprig of mint.


Stalking Heads

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Recipe & photo courtesy of Cutwater Gin.


1.5oz Cutwater Gin

.5oz Suze

.75oz lemon juice

.75 celery syrup

Pinch of salt


Combine all ingredients into a shaker tin. Add ice, shake until cold, and strain over fresh ice in a rocks glass. Garnish with celery stalk.


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Recipe and image courtesy of Empress 1908 Gin.

Empress Lavender Lemonade


2 oz Empress 1908 Gin 

1 oz Lavender Honey Syrup 

2 oz Lemonade Lavender Sprig 


Fill a stemless wine glass with crushed ice. Shake lemonade and syrup on ice and strain into the glass. Layer Empress 1908 Gin on top and add more crushed ice. Garnish with a lavender sprig.


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