This season is all about celebrating family, friends, and anyone you’d like to raise a glass with this year. Mix up your celebration with the versatility of gin cocktails, here are 3 popular cocktails with seasonal riffs made with 135° East Japanese Artisan Gin—traditional London Dry gin botanicals mix and mingled with Japanese botanicals for spicy, floral, and citrusy notes that awaken the senses.
Remember a fizzy and fun G & T is a great way to prepare the palate for a rich and savory holiday meal while these must mix classic riffs will add a creative spin to your cocktail line up.
Japanese 135 Spritz
- 1 1/2 oz 135° East Gin
- 2 Bar Spoons Rhubarb Puree
- 4 Raspberries
- Top-up Elderflower Tonic
Preparation: Fill a wine glass with ice and pour in all the ingredients. Stir well and garnish with raspberries and sliced lotus root.
Winter Gin Fizz
A perfect Winter Gin Fizz with @135eastgin
Photo and recipe credit: gastronomcocktails
- 2 oz @135eastgin
- 2 oz grapefruit juice
- 1/2 oz lime juice
- 1/2 oz winter spice syrup*
- Tonic water
Preparation: Shake and strain all ingredients except tonic. Strain into highball with ice. Top with tonic.
*Winter spice syrup
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup water
- 1 cinnamon stick, 3 cloves, 1 star anise, 3 allspice berries
Preparation: Combine all in a Saucepan and bring to a simmer. Pull off heat and let cool, strain out spices.
- 1 oz 135° East Gin
- 1 oz Italian Bitter
- 1 oz Sweet Vermouth
Preparation: Pour all ingredients into ice-filled Old Fashioned glass and stir. Garnish: Okinawa molasses and sesame seed roasted on the rim of the glass (and smoked under bell)