Gin Cocktails

gin Cocktails

Wigle Dutch-Style Gin

A Bijou is one of my favorite gin cocktails, combining gin, sweet vermouth and Green Chartreuse.  Experiment with Yellow Chartreuse or Strega for variations.

1.5 oz Wigle Organic Dutch Style Gin
3/4 oz Green Chartreuse
1 oz Wigle Cocktail Mixer No. 1
2 dashes Wigle Organic Pomander Orange Bitters

Carefully measure all ingredients, pouring them into a mixing glass. Add a generous scoop of ice and stir until well chilled. Strain into a coupe or your favorite martini glass. We’ll leave room for experimenting here — consider a sprig of cilantro or your favorite cocktail cherry as a garnish.

Wigle Dutch-Style Gin

A negroni is a classic gin cocktail, combining gin, sweet vermouth and refreshingly bitter Campari. I find myself often going back to this classic, but also enjoy experimenting with variations, including substituting Wigle Rhubarb Liqueur and Wigle Pomander Orange Bitters for the Campari.

0.75 oz Wigle Organic Dutch Style Gin
0.75 oz Wigle Cocktail Mixer No. 1
0.75 oz Campari Bitter Orange Liqueur (Note – consider substituting 1 oz of Wigle Rhubarb Liqueur with 3-4 dashes of orange bitters)

Carefully measure all ingredients, pouring them into a stirring glass. Add a generous scoop of ice and stir until well chilled. Strain into a coupe glass (or your favorite martini glass) and garnish with a lemon twist or peel.  Consider, alternatively, straining into a rocks glass over a large cube and garnish with a large lemon peel, allowing the cocktail to slowly dilute and open up.

Wigle Dutch-Style Gin

1 oz Ginever
1 oz Cocktail Mixer #1
1.5 oz Rhubarb Liqueur

Carefully measure all ingredients, pouring them into a mixing glass. Add a generous scoop of ice, and stir until well chilled. Strain over fresh ice in rocks glass, and garnish with an orange twist.

Wigle Dutch-Style Gin

This celebratory cocktail combines our floral barrel-rested gin with our apple brandy based apple liqueur, which is then topped with Threadbare’s Bouquet De Rosé.

1.5 oz Wigle Organic Barrel-Rested Dutch Style Gin
1.5 oz Wigle Apple Liqueur
2-4 oz Rosé cider

Carefully combine the gin and apple liqueur into a stirring glass. Add a generous scoop of ice and stir until well chilled. Strain into a collins glass with fresh ice, and top with rosé cider. Garnish with candied ginger on the rim. A piece of this ginger pulls together the floral and spice notes of this cocktail.

Wigle Dutch-Style Gin

Our dutch style gin pairs well with lime juice for a refreshing take on this classic cocktail. If you like this, try out another variation, the French Gimlet.

2 oz Wigle Organic Dutch Style Gin
¾ fresh lime juice
¾ simple syrup

Carefully measure all ingredients, pouring them into a shaking tin. Add a generous scoop of ice, and vigorously shake until well chilled. Strain into a chilled coupe glass, and garnish with a lime wheel. Served up in a coupe or your favorite martini glass.

Wigle Dutch-Style Gin and Flowers

One of my favorite combinations is our dutch style gin and elderflower liqueur. Putting this combination in a gimlet with lime juice is delightfully refreshing. If it is too tart, consider adding some simple syrup to balance the juice.

2 oz Wigle Organic Dutch Style Gin
1 oz St. Germain or your favorite elderflower liqueur
0.5 fresh lime juice

Carefully measure all ingredients, pouring them into a shaking tin. Add a generous scoop of ice, and vigorously shake until well chilled. Strain into a chilled coupe glass, and garnish with a lime wheel. Served up in a coupe or your favorite martini glass.

Wigle Dutch-Style Gin

The classic martini is one of the drinks that everyone likes just so. Consequently, I caution you that this does not serve to replace that crisp martini shaken from a London dry gin. Our gin has a heavier body with warmer flavors than the crisp combination of juniper, coriander and citrus.  Rather than just a nod to a dry vermouth, our gin welcomes a healthier dose. Experiment with different dry vermouths — I prefer Dolin.

2 oz Wigle Organic Dutch Style Gin
3/4 oz Dolin Dry Vermouth

Combine the gin and vermouth in a shaker tin along with a generous scoop of ice. Shake vigorously to chill as much as possible. Strain into your favorite martini glass and garnish with a twist of lemon peel.

Wigle Dutch-Style Gin

The martinez is a classic gin drink, often made with an old tom gin. Our dutch style gin has a heavier body with warmer flavors than the crisp combination of juniper, coriander and citrus, echoing many of the qualities of an old tom gin. The gin, sweet vermouth, cherry syrup and orange bitters makes for a decadent gin cocktail

1.5 oz Wigle Organic Dutch Style Gin
1.5 oz Wigle Cocktail Mixer No. 1
1 teaspoon of syrup from the jar of your favorite cocktail cherries
3 dashes of Wigle Organic Pomander Orange Bitters

Combine the ingredients in a mixing glass and add a generous scoop of ice. Stir until well chilled — 30 seconds to 1 minute. Strain into your favorite coup glass and garnish with a twist of lemon peel (and if you are feeling indulgent, one of those cocktail cherries).

Wigle Dutch-Style Gin

This cocktail is inspired by one I found written up by Kelso Norris in Imbibe. As part of the write up, Kelso mentions that Ray Charles would request coffee and genever prior to a performance. It is an interesting combination, but pairs really well and echoes some of the indulgence of tiki cocktails.

1 oz Wigle Organic Dutch Style Gin
1 oz Sherry
1 oz Wigle Coffee Liqueur
2 oz coconut milk
3 dashes of Wigle Organic Molé Bitters​

Combine the ingredients in a shaker tin and add a generous scoop of ice. Shake vigorously until well chilled. Strain into a long style glass, such as a collins, filled with crushed ice. Garnish with freshly grated nutmeg on the top to bring out the aromatics.  Kelso also recommends the flourish of a banana leaf.

Wigle Dutch-Style Gin

The Bees Knees is a classic gin cocktail that adds a honeyed body to the gin, yet balanced with the acidity of the lemon juice. A refreshing cocktail that enhances the aromatics of the gin.

2 oz Wigle Organic Dutch Style Gin
1 oz fresh lemon juice
¾ oz honey syrup

Carefully measure all ingredients, pouring them into a shaking tin. Add a generous scoop of ice, and vigorously shake until well chilled. Strain into a chilled coupe glass or your favorite martini glass, and garnish with a lemon wheel.

Wigle Dutch-Style Gin

A French 75 is one of my favorite gin cocktails. It is also one of my favorite champagne cocktails. We often substitute a sparkling cider from Threadbare Cider, but choose your favorite bubbles.

3 oz Threadbare Farmhouse Cider
1.5 oz Wigle Organic Dutch Style Gin
0.5 oz fresh lemon juice
0.25 oz simple syrup

Combine the gin, lemon juice and simple syrup into shaking tin. Add a generous scoop of ice, and vigorously shake until well chilled. Strain into a chilled champagne flute, and top with the Farmhouse Cider or your favorite champagne. A lengthy lemon twist can drop into a champagne flute to make a celebratory garnish.

Wigle Dutch-Style Gin

A gin and tonic is one of the easiest and best known gin cocktail. There are also a number of different tonics available today, all with different flavors. You can adjust the amount of tonic to make the drink more gin forward or to extend it to an even longer drink. You may already know your preference. I prefer a lime wedge, but some people prefer lemon.

1 oz Wigle Organic Dutch Style Gin
2.5 oz Tonic Water (a great choice is Fever Tree Elderflower Tonic)
2 dashes of Wigle Organic Rosemary Lavender bitters

Fill a collins glass with ice and add tonic water. Next, add the gin and dashes of bitters with a quick stir to integrate the gin, but not to disrupt the carbonation of the tonic too much. Garnish with a wedge of lime. Adding the tonic first allows the carbonation to float up and continue to mix the drink.

Wigle Dutch-Style Gin

2 oz Wigle Organic Dutch Style Gin
¾ oz lemon juice
¾ oz simple syrup
1 egg white

Hold the soda water until the last step. Measure all ingredients carefully, pouring them into a shaking tin. Vigorously shake without ice until everything is incorporated. Add a generous scoop of ice and shake again until well chilled. Strain into an ice free collins glass and top with soda water to form a foamy cap.

Wigle Dutch-Style Gin

The South Side is a refreshing gin drink that uses our limoncello and mint to balance the citrus flavors.

2 oz Ginever
¾ oz lime juice
1 oz Lemon Limoncello
7-10 mint leaves

Carefully measure all ingredients, pouring them into a shaking tin along with most of the mint leaves (reserve a couple for garnish). Add a generous scoop of ice, and shake vigorously until well chilled. Double strain over fresh ice into a chilled coupe glass. 

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