This Saturday, June 13th marks the seventh World Gin Day. It’s a fun day for Gin lovers to savoir their favorite juniper-based spirit.
The humble beginning began in 2009, when Neil Houston from YetAnotherGin.com wanted a day to socialize with friends and enjoy a few gin drinks. It has really taken off and now World Gin Day is enjoyed all around the word.
To help celebrate National Gin Day, several U.S. bartenders want to share their gin-tastic cocktails! Caorunn is a Scottish gin that’s made with foraged, Celtic botanicals. Whether you like the traditional gin and tonic or a Caorunn infused milkshake, enjoy World Gin Day and try out these great tasting gin cocktails.
2 1/2 ounces lemonade or Sprite
2 1/2 ounces tonic
1 1/2 ounces Caorunn Gin
1/2 ounces dry vermouth
5 drops lemon bitters
Build in a chilled glass. Add alcohol and bitters.
Add some fine diced orange, lemon, lime and grapefruit and three long sprigs of mint before adding ice.
Fill with crushed ice and add rest of the ingredients. Stir well so fruit is distributed.
By Andrey Kalinin, Highlands, NYC
2 ounces thyme infused Caorunn Gin
3/4 ounce lime juice
3/4 ounce cane sugar syrup
3/4 ounce cucumber puree
Combine all ingredients and shake.
Serve in rocks glass on ice.
Garnish with thinly sliced cucumber and a sprig of fresh thyme.
By Allison Kave, Butter & Scotch, Brooklyn, NYC
1 ounce Caorunn Gin
1/2 ounce sweet vermouth
1/2 ounce dry vermouth
2 scoops vanilla ice cream
1 scoop strawberry ice cream
Combine all ingredients in a blender until blended.
Pour into a parfait or pint glass.
Top with whipped cream and a slice of fresh strawberry.
By Matt Sopata, Metro Oyster Exchange, Virginia Beach, VA
2 ounces Caorunn Gin
1 ounce Lillet Blanc
1 ounce fresh pear juice
1/2 ounce honey
Combine all ingredients and shake with ice.
Rinse glass with Domaine de Canton, strain and serve in a martini glass.