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COCKTAIL OF THE MONTH

Basil, Lime, Blade & Tonic

BLBT (BASIL, LIME, BLADE & TONIC)

This is a poolside favorite - but dont take our word for it.

Complexity:  Easy

2 oz Blade California Gin
High quality tonic
3-4 Basil Leaves

1/2 Fresh Lime squeezed (fresh, pls)

Muddle basil leaves with 1/2 squeezed lime in a highball or whiskey glass.  Top with good ice.  Add Blade Gin.

Top off with nice tonic

Garnish with a cucumber slice 

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BLADE RICKEY 

Blade Rickey is a 19th century cocktail, also appearing in The Great Gatsby.

It is a refreshing everyday go-to no-sugar, no bitter alternative to a classic Gin&Tonic.

So if you are tired of vodka-soda variety, try this amazingly simple and delicious low sugar cocktail.

Complexity:  Very Easy

2 oz Blade California Gin
High quality tonic
Wedge of Fresh Lemon

(or lime, ginger, Mandarin, Basil Leaf)

Fill highball or whiskey glass to the top with good, cold ice. 

Add Blade Gin, lime juice.

Top off with soda water.

Fresh lime zest, garnish with wedge or wheel of lime.

BLADE AND TONIC (Classic G&T)

Gin and Tonic is a cocktail which when done right exudes perfection on a sunny spring, summer or early fall day.  We crafted Blade to work well with number of garnishes. Although Lime is a classic one, balance of California Lemons, Oranges, Basil, Cucumber and Candied ginger all seem to bring a different twist to this celebrated cocktail with Blade Gin.  Choice of Tonic Water is crucial, as it is a main ingredient - choose quality tonic, preferably not too sweet and hopefully no diet-tonic, including artificial sweeteners.

Complexity:  Easy

2 oz Blade California Gin
High quality tonic
Wedge of Fresh Lemon

(or lime, ginger, Mandarin, Basil Leaf)

Fill highball or whiskey glass to the top with good, cold ice. 

Add Blade Gin

Top off with tonic water to taste.

Squeeze fresh lemon/lime, rub onto the rim, add to glass

1-1/2 Rusty Blade Gin 

1 oz Simple Syrup

1 oz Lemon Juice

5 fresh basil leaves

2-4 ripe strawberries *

Splash of soda water

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FRENCH 75  (VIDEO)

Our favorite champagne cocktail, especially since it was referenced in one of our favorite movies, Casablanca.  See more on French 75 classic gin cocktail on our Blog 

Great replacement for plain champagne aperitif at the start of the evening. See our video on how to make it.

Complexity:  Easy

2 oz BLADE Gin

1 oz Simple Syrup

1/2 oz Fresh Lemon Juice

1/4 oz La Sorciere Absinthe

Pour Blade, Simple Syrup, Lemon Juice and Absinthe into cocktail shaker, add ice.

Shake for 10 seconds

Strain into champagne glass.

Garnish with lemon peel twist.

AVIATION

Cocktail folklore rumors that Charles Lindberg used to have a chilled glass of this magical, sky colored cocktail before flying but we highly doubt that. (plus, we could not condone or suggest operating anything more than a barstool while enjoying great spirit cocktails)

 

Aviation is sure to be one of your favorite year round Blade Gin cocktails.

Complexity:  Easy

2 oz BLADE Gin

1/2 oz Maraschino Liqueur

1/2 oz Fresh Lemon Juice

1/4 oz Creme De Violet Liqueur

Pour into pint glass, add ice.

Stir with cocktail spoon for 15 seconds

Strain into chilled cocktail coupe.

Garnish with Black Maraschino cherry.

BLADE BASIL GIMLET  (VIDEO)

We LOVE this cocktail to the point that we are growing our own basil bushes at home. Do not ruin this cocktail with a cheap-o heavy juniper forward London-style gin.  Basil Gimlet sings Blade Gin all the way.   Check out our VIDEO on how to make it !!!

 

Perfect for a home gathering where you can put everyone to work.  Re

Complexity:  Medium ( requires muddling - for larger gatherings, pre-mix ingredients)

5-10 fresh basil leaves

1.5 oz. Blade Gin

3/4 oz. Lime juice

1/2 oz. Agave Syrup 

Muddle basil leaves. Add the gin, lime juice and Agave syrup. Fill the shaker with ice. Stir for 10 seconds. Strain into a martini glass. Garnish with a basil leaf or basil blossom.

 

Combine Rusty Blade, Kuchan Nocino and Bitters in a pint glass or cocktail shaker.  Add fresh ice.

Stir (dont shake) for 10-15 seconds.  Strain into a chilled cocktail coupe.

Zest Fresh Orange on top and garnish with an orange peel.

2 oz. Rusty Blade Gin
2 oz. Kuchan Nocino Black Walnut Liqueur
4 drops Orange Bitters

Fresh Mandarin / Orange 

RUSTY NUTCRACKER

Rusty Nutcracker is a quintessential fall and winter cocktail (although we thoroughly enjoy it year round).  We wanted to create a complex, indulgent  and fresh cocktail which must be quick and simple to make for large holiday gatherings around roasted turkey and holiday meals, apple and pumpkin pies. 

 

Complexity:  Simple

BARBARY TREASURE

Great, zesty, big San Francisco cocktail.

 

Complexity:  Medium - requires making fennel syrup in advance - simple but takes 10 min of preparation.

1.75oz. Rusty Blade Gin
.75 Fennel syrup *
.75 fresh lemon juice

Fennel Sprig

* To make the fennel syrup, boil fresh fennel in a cup of water.  Add 3/4 cup sugar. mix, cool store in the fridge.


 Add ingredients, shake for 10 seconds, double strain into a rocks glass.  Garnish with a fennel sprig.

STRAWBERRY BASIL RUSTY BLADE GIN FIZZ

by Brandy Holmes, The PLACE, Roseville, California

THE PLACE and Brandy won a 5 Star Yelp Review and raving reviews from the fans - must try

 

Complexity:  Medium 

Muddle basil, strawberries & simple syrup in a mixing tin.  Add ice, shake and double strain into a tall Collins glass filled with ice, top off with soda water.   

 

Garnish with thin slices of strawberries and basil leaf

* (or 1Ž2 oz strawberry syrup)

Bladegin monkeygland cocktail recipe

WICKED BLADE (aka MONKEY GLAND)

Designed for Chris Isaak and Bay Area Lyme Foundation 

 

Complexity:  Simple 

2 oz Blade Gin 

1.5 oz Fresh Orange Juice

0.5 oz La Sorciere Absinthe Bleue*

1 teaspoon Grenadine

Fresh orange slice

Shake Blade, Orange Juice and Absinthe Bleue for 10 sec with fresh ice. Strain into cocktail coupe.  Garnish with fresh orange slice

* (La Sorciere Absinthe Bleue is not like other Absinthe and it blends well in cocktails.  If you are using another brand (hopefully not), use only 2-3 drops vs tsp.

Kuchan Sidecar cocktail

SIDECAR

Classic Brandy Cocktail - can also upgrade to Kuchan Pear Eau De Vie 

 

Complexity:  Simple 

Rim cocktail coupe with lemon juice and dip into sugar. Chill coupe in freezer.

Mix ingredients, add ice, stir for 15 seconds, pour into chilled rimmed glass.  Garnish with swirly lemon zest and black maraschino cherry.

* Make your own simple syrup with 50/50 brown sugar and hot water.  dissolve, chill in a fridge 

1.5 oz Kuchan Alambic Brandy

1 oz Simple Syrup  *

3/4 oz fresh squeezed lemon juice

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