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Holiday cocktails from Captive Spirits Distilling

In October, we brought you the story of Captive Spirits, makers of Big Gin. For December, we thought a follow-up of three holiday cocktails using their gin would be nice. All three were created by Andy McClellan of Sitka & Spruce. Happy holidays!

Hot Ta Trot

½ ounce Bourbon Barreled Big Gin
½ ounce Gifford Apricot Liquor
¼ ounce JM Cane Syrup
¼ ounce lemon juice
4 ounces hot water (near boiling)

Preheat cup for hot drink.
Build drink and top with hot water.
Garnish with clove-studded lemon peel.

 


 

Hard Knog

1 ounce Bourbon Barreled Big Gin
1 ounce 10-year tawny port
1 whole egg
½ ounce simple syrup

Build cocktail in shaker tin. Hard dry shake.
Add ice, shake.
Double strain into your favorite festive glassware.
Grate nutmeg on top for garnish.

 

 


North West 75

1 ounce Big Gin (flagship London Dry)
½ yellow Chartreuse
½ ounce lemon juice
¼ Clear Creek Cranberry Liquor

Shaken, strained into a flute topped with bubbles.
Add cranberry liquor to finish, and garnish with a thick and bright lemon peel and a few cranberries on a pick.

The cranberry liquor will fall to the bottom and settle, creating a beautiful spectacle.

 

Big Gin is available at certain Young's Market Company stores,
as well as the Captive Spirits tasting room in Ballard at 1138 West Ewing Street, Suite C.

 206-557-4599

 

December 2018


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