3 Holiday Cocktail Recipes For The Gin Lovers

by Holly Gambrell Dec 06, 2017 12:07 PM

Celebrate the holiday season with festive cocktails using The Botanist Gin, a speciality craft spirit and the first and only dry gin from the Scottish island of Islay. All recipes and photos provided by The Botanist.

Holly Down 

1.5 ounces The Botanist Gin

1 ounce fresh-pressed apple juice

3-4 fresh basil leaves

1 ounce fresh lime juice

.5 ounce simple syrup

1 dash of orange bitters

soda water

apple and fresh basil leaf for garnish 

  1. In shaker, add all ingredients with ice
  2. Shake and strain into a highball glass with ice
  3. Top with a splash of soda water
  4. Garnish with an apple fan and fresh basil

Tiki Santa Sleigh

1.5 ounces The Botanist Gin

1 ounce pineapple juice

.75 ounce fresh lime juice

.5 ounce simple syrup

.5 ounce Cointreau

.25 ounce maple syrup

.25 ounce Mount Gay Rum Black Barrell

5 dashes of Angostura bitters

apple, cinnamon stick and mint for garnish 

  1. In shaker, add all ingredients with ice
  2. Shake and strain into highball or Tiki glass
  3. Garnish with apple fan, cinnamon stick and mint sprig

Northern Lights

1.5 ounces The Botanist Gin

.75 ounce fresh lemon juice

.75 ounce simple syrup

.5 ounce fresh pink grapefruit

2 fresh basil leaves

  1. In shaker, add all ingredients with ice
  2. Shake and double strain into coupe or martini glass
  3. Garnish with fresh basil leaf

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