Watermelon and Basil Martini

This summertime treat begins with 1.5 cups of diced ripe watermelon. Shake over ice with 7 freshly-torn basil leaves and 6 ounces of Juniper Green London Dry Gin and an ounce of gomme or simple syrup as a sweetener. Strain into a martini glass and garnish with a skewer of watermelon…

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The Grapple Martini

Begin with 5-7 fresh seedless grapes in a mixer. Muddle. Next, add 3 ounces of Vodka 14, 1 ounce of organic Sauvignon Blanc, and 1 ounce of pressed apple juice. Shake vigorously over ice and add a splash of gomme or simple syrup, to taste. Strain and pour into a martini glass…

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The Elderflower Collins

Elderflower cordial, a liqueur derived from the European alpine botanical, adds a contemporary twist to the classic Collins in this recipe. Start with two ounces of Juniper Green London Dry Gin in a Collins glass. Add 0.5 ounces of an elderflower cordial, such as St-Germain Liqueur, one ounce of lemon juice, and a splash of…

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The Royal Hawaiian

This tropical-themed cocktail, traditionally attributed to the Royal Hawaiian Hotel, begins with 1.5 ounces of Juniper Green Gin. In a shaker, combine this with 1.5 ounces of fresh lemon juice, 1 ounce of pineapple juice, and a quarter ounce of orgeat (almond sugar) syrup. Gomme or simple syrup may be substituted. Shake over ice and…

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The Breakfast Martini

Marmalade, a traditional breakfast ingredient, does very well in this cocktail best served at martini time, not breakfast time. Start with a spoonful of good quality orange marmalade. In a shaker, combine this with 3 ounces of Juniper Green London Dry Gin, 1 ounce of triple sec, 1 ounce of fresh-squeezed lemon juice, and 1…

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