Raise a glass with a classic gin cocktail in celebration of World Gin Day today Saturday, June 14th! World Gin Day is now in its 6th year and cocktail aficionados around the globe have united in their enthusiasm for this light-bodied, smooth spirit infused with aromatic natural botanicals.
Gin has been at the forefront of the liquor industry for centuries since its inception centuries ago in Holland. Over the years, this spirit has proved to be a notably versatile yet complex cocktail ingredient that adds a dynamic and delicious element to the cocktail recipe standbys.
If you’re in the mood to sharpen your mixology skills, see the below cocktail recipes including the on-trend Sapphire Peppered Peach Tea Collins that incorporates the simplicity of the favorite Tom Collins with a fruity twist and a balancing pinch of pepper to compliment the classic juniper gin flavor. For a die-hard gin and tonic fan, add a little spice to the refreshing sip with the Gin and Tonic Reimagined.
Sapphire Peppered Peach Tea Collins
1 ½ oz. Bombay Sapphire Gin
¾ oz. Fresh Lemon Juice
½ oz. Simple Syrup
1 ½ oz. Peach Iced Tea
Pinch of Black Pepper
Build with ice in a Collins glass. Top with Club Soda.
Garnish: peach slide and lemon twist
Gin & Tonic Reimagined
1 ½ oz Bombay Sapphire East Gin
3 oz Fevertree tonic
Lime wedge OR different garnish (lemongrass, juniper, coriander, cassia bark, etc)
Method: Press lemongrass stem and lime wedge into base of glass. Fill with ice and build.
Glass: Old fashioned
Garnish: Lime wedge (can be subbed), lemongrass stem
BOMBAY SAPPHIRE CLASSIC MARTINI COCKTAIL
1 ½ parts Bombay Sapphire
A whisper of dry vermouth
Chill chosen Martini Glass
Fill the glass half of the shaker with Ice, coat the inside of the glass shaker with vermouth, discard the ice and vermouth and refill with ice, pour in Bombay Sapphire holding the base of the glass shaker – stir – NEVER – shake until ice cold - pour into a martini glass.
Garnish with an olive or twist
Stir the ingredients over ice. Strain into a lowball glass with a large chunk of ice.
SAPPHIRE East Snapper
1 ½ parts BOMBAY SAPPHIRE East Gin
4 parts Tomato juice
¼ parts Lemon juice
¼ parts Soy sauce
Small palm of diced lemongrass
Pea of wasabi
Pinch of sea salt
Pinch of white pepper.
Build with ice in a highball. Garnish with lemongrass.