Silk Jacket Cocktails
The Brown gin. Yes, this one is brown in color, not clear. The reason is that it is flavored after the second distillation. Ingredients include star anise, cardamom, coriander, lemon peel, orange peel, and cinnamon – and of course juniper. The nose and flavor of Silk Jacket Naval Strength Compound Gin are bold and different.
This is a classic old-style gin cocktail.
1 1/2 oz. Silk Jacket Gin
1 1/2 oz. Aperol
Shake well over ice. Pour into martini glass. Garnish with a Cherry. Enjoy!
Very similar to the European, and served as a martini.
1 1/2 oz. Silk Jacket Gin
1 1/2 oz. Lemoncello – We like Pallini or Caravella, but there are others.
Shake well over ice and garnish with a mint sprig (broken to release the oils). Pour into martini glass.
The Silk Elderflower Martini (and the Silk Elderflower and Tonic)
You can make this combination as a martini or, with tonic, a very different drink. This was inspired by our friend Shua at No Frill Grill in Ghent.
For the martini, 2 oz of Silk Jacket Gin, 2 oz Elderflower liqueur. Shake well over ice, and pout into a martini glass. Garnish with a flamed orange peel. For the Silk Elderflower and tonic, simply add the first two ingredients to a rocks glass and top with your favorite tonic water and a squeeze of fresh lime juice. Garnish with a lime wedge.
Get out your shaker and drop in a few ice cubes.
1 oz Cointreau
Shake vigorously and pour into a coupe glass. Add the orange slice. Enjoy
The Sussex Don
To make the Sussex Don, all you have to do is add a bit of your favorite orange juice. We recommend 1 oz or so, and no more, but it is up to you to make it the way you like it.
The Silken Tini
Lots of people love Appletini’s. We get it. With its special herbaceous flavors, Silk Jacket Gin makes a great cocktai
In a rocks glass –
Add the amount of ice you usually like for a cocktail in a rocks glass
2 oz Silk Jacket Gin
Fill with your favorite apple cider and stir. Tart apple juice or tart cider does best.
Add a cinnamon stick and either a little cinnamon or nutmeg. We prefer the cinnamon but you might like the nutmeg – or a little apple pie spice.
For an added twist, add a splash of seltzer water.
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1 1/2 oz Silk Jacket Gin, 1 oz Campari, 1 oz sweet Vermouth, Add ice to a cocktail shaker, shake well, and pour into a coupe glass. Garnish with an orange twist. The combination of the Campari and sweet Vermouth tends to pull the cinnamon flavors of the gin forward.
1 1/2 oz Silk Jacket Gin, 1 oz Aperol, one good squeeze of lemon juice, several fresh basil leaves. Muddle the fresh basil in a cocktail shaker to get the oils moving. Add ice, and all ingredients. Shake well. Strain into a coupe or martini glass. Garnish with a basil sprig.
Have a little taste of the tropics. Start with 1.5 oz of Silk Jacket Gin. Add a touch of ginger syrup. Finish off with pineapple juice. Sit and sip. We like a stemmed wine glass for this one
Another takeoff on something very familiar. Substitute Silk Jacket Gin for tequila.
Start with a rocks glass.
Add 1 1/2 oz Silk Jacket Gin, 1/4 oz Grenadine (a little more for a bit more sweetness). Fill glass slowly with orange juice to keep the sunrise look. (Keeps from bruising the grenadine – LOL). Garnish with orange slice. Should contain a cocktail straw in order to mix ingredients properly.
Two One Two
This is our take-off on a cocktail invented a few years ago. 2 parts Silk Jacket Gin, 1 part Aperol, 2 parts fresh grapefruit juice. Pour over ice, shake well, enjoy.