I’ve said it time and again: you have to stock your home bar if you want to be a flawless entertainer.
The musts are easy– brown spirits are all the rage nowadays, but building a cocktail? That’s the realm of the clear ones. And during the summer, none is more essential than Seagram’s Gin.
It’s the titan of Tonic, the genie for Martinis. But a complex, classic spirit like Seagram’s needs to take center stage in more than just two cocktails.
Boston Cocktail with Seagram’s Gin
- 1 1/2 ounces Seagram’s Gin
- 1 1/2 ounces apricot brandy
- 1/4 ounce lemon juice
- 1/4 tsp grenadine (click on that for a DIY version!)
- In a shaker over ice, combine the ingredients
- Shake what your mama gave you and strain into a cocktail glass
Apricot brandy has a lovely, smooth, fruity sweetness that’s just a bit easier on the palate than peaches. It blends so perfectly with the herbal notes of Seagram’s Gin and makes for such a light and refreshing summer drink. A classic American gin for a cocktail with a classic American name!
Seagram’s Gin Gimlet
- 2 ounces Seagram’s Gin
- 1 ounce Rose’s lime juice
- lime wedge for garnish
- In a shaker over ice, combine the Seagram’s Gin with the lime juice syrup.
- Shake lightly, and then strain into a cocktail glass.
- Garnish with a lime wedge and enjoy!
If you’re finding me at a bar or even a backyard barbeque, this is my drink of choice. All the familiar flavors of summer–gin and lime– but with the hint of sweetness that comes from mixing with Rose’s lime juice/ lime juice syrup. Much easier to drink than a standard G&T, but a complex flavor that makes it easy to sip and ponder.
What are your favorite classic cocktails to make when you’re entertaining?