Longtooth Classic Collins
A highly-regarded classic American cocktail and deservedly so. Deliciously refreshing, it works wonderfully with Longtooth gin. Perfect to sip on a hot summer's day (or on the yacht at sunset, if that's more your style).
50 ml Longtooth gin
25 ml freshly squeezed lemon juice
15 ml sugar syrup (or 2 tsp of caster sugar in the lemon juice if syrup is unavailable)
100 ml premium soda water
Stir Longtooth gin, fresh lemon juice and simple syrup/caster sugar in the base of a shaker to dissolve and mix
Fill shaker with ice and shake until frosted.
Add soda water to an ice-filled Collins glass.
Strain shaker into glass and lift gently once to mix.
Garnish with a lemon wheel.
The Vesper or Vesper Martini is a cocktail that was originally made of gin, vodka and Kina Lille. Lillet Blanc is still available but the quinine (the 'Kina' of the title) was removed in 1986.
Bond laughed. "When I'm...er...concentrating," he explained, "I never have more than one drink before dinner. But I do like that one to be large and very strong and very cold and very well made. I hate small portions of anything, particularly when they taste bad. This drink's my own invention. I'm going to patent it when I can think of a good name."
—Ian Fleming, Casino Royale, Chapter 7, ‘Rouge et Noir'
Chill the glasses thoroughly.
Shake the liquid over ice until well chilled, then strain into a deep goblet.
Garnish with a thin slice of lemon peel.
1/2 oz vodka
2 oz Longtooth gin
1/4 oz Lillet Blonde
The Martini‘s savoury second cousin, the Gibson uses a pickled cocktail onion in place of the traditional briny olive to add an umami undertone to the classic cocktail. The Gibson is believed to have been created by San Francisco businessman Walter D.K. Gibson in the late 1800s. He thought that eating onions prevented colds, hence the addition of the mini allium.
75 ml Longtooth gin
15 ml dry vermouth
1 cocktail onion
Add the ingredients into a mixing glass with ice and stir.
Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
Garnish with a cocktail onion.