Carte Blanche [Ingredients: 1½ parts Hendrick's Gin, 2 wheels English cucumber, ½ part fresh lime juice, ¼ part simple syrup, 2 dashes Regan's orange bitters, dry sparkling wine | Method: Shake all ingredients with vigour and double strain into cocktail glass. Top with sparkling wine, and garnish with cucumber wheel.]
Cucumber-Mint Rickey A rickey's traditionally made with gin or bourbon, but this festive green one takes the citrus route with a bright dose of Cointreau. Ingredients: 3 cucumber wheels (plus 1 slice for garnish) 5 mint leaves (plus 1 sprig for garnish) 2 oz Cointreau 1 oz fresh lime juice 3 to 4 oz club soda Steps: 1. Muddle the cucumber and mint in the bottom of a highball glass. Add the remaining ingredients with ice. 2. Stir briefly. Garnish with a slice of cucumber and a mint sprig.
Super Bowl Pairing: Self-Service Gin & Tonic Bar with Baked Brie—It doesn't get much easier for a host than this: Just set out a variety of gins for guests to choose from and let them personalize their G&Ts with various tonics and garnishes. To snack on? A creamy wheel of baked brie served with baguette slices and grapes on the side.
1.5 oz. Hendrick’s Gin 0.75 oz. fresh lemon juice 0.75 oz. simple syrup 4 mint leaves 4 English cucumber wheels Garnish: Cucumber wheel and mint sprig Bar Tools: Jigger or measuring cup, Muddle, and Cobbler Shaker Glass: Copper Mug (or Collins Glass) Each box includes all ingredients including garnish. Bartools and glassware not included but can be ordered separately at checkout. All orders for alcohol are fulfilled by In Fine Spirits Ltd.
Hierba Gin n Tonic. At Spanish-born chef José Andrés’ U.S. restaurants, including the Washington, D.C.– and Las Vegas–based tapas bars called Jaleo, at least ten different variations on the gin and tonic are served. One of our favorites is this pretty version that’s dressed with whole pink peppercorns, citrus, and rosemary. A dry gin lets the aromatic garnishes shine.