“It’s nice to come across a product that is not trying to make a “gin” for people who really want vodka, nor is it trying push the flavor in outré directions for reasons of gimmickry alone. But at the same time Big Gin is distinct.”

--Institute for Alcoholic Experimentation, UK 11/2014

The Out-of-Towner

Created by Derek Brown @ Growler & Underdog, New York City

  • 2 oz Big Gin

  • 1 oz fresh lemon juice

  • 3/4 oz fennel syrup *

  • 1/2 oz orange liquor

Shake ingredients and double strain into a highball with ice. Top with bottled club soda and garnish with a lemon wheel.

* Fennel syrup: juice fresh fennel including half of the fronds. Stir sugar into the juice one to one.

The Frozen Martini

Inspired from Dukes Bar, London

Pour out ⅓ bottle of Big Gin and reserve for another use. Replace the gin with a high caliber dry vermouth of your choosing. We like Yzaguirre or Mancino. Tip the bottle back & forth a time or two, incorporating the spirits. Place bottle in the freezer for a few hours. Pour 3 ounces directly in a chilled martini glass. Garnish as you see fit. Store in the freezer.

Winter Reviver #2

Originally from the 1930 Savoy Cocktail Book, slightly modified.

  • 1/2 ounce fresh lemon juice

  • 1/2 ounce Cocchi Americana Rosa (or similar, depending on taste)

  • 1 ounce orange liqueur

  • 1 ounce Big Gin

  • slight dash of absinthe

Shake well with ice, strain over a large cube & garnish with an obnoxiously large lemon twist.

Celery Tonic

Courtesy of Bon Appetit Magazine

  • 1 celery stalk, chopped

  • 1 tablespoon sugar

  • 1 ounce fresh lemon juice

  • 2 ounces Big Gin

Muddle celery with sugar and lemon juice in a cocktail shaker, about one minute. Add gin, fill shaker with ice, and shake about 30 seconds. Strain into a rocks glass filled with ice, top with soda water and garnish with a lemon twist.

When in Seattle, check out Seattle Seltzer Co.'s celery soda!

The House G&T

  • 1 1/2 oz Big Gin or Bourbon Barreled Big Gin

  • ¾ oz house tonic (here’s a favorite recipe:

  • 3 oz Soda or Seltzer

Build in a rocks glass or highball. Swizzle a bit before serving. Garnish with orange, lemon or lime--depending on the rations of your tonic syrup.

Big GIN Sling

No one really knows when the Singapore Sling all began, but late 1800’s is suspected.

  • 1 ounce Big Gin (also delicious with BOURBON BARRELED BIG GIN)

  • 1 ounce  Cherry Heering (or product)

  • 1 ounce Bénédictine

  • 1 ounce fresh lime juice

  • 2 ounce soda water

  • 1 dash Angostura bitters

Combine all ingredients except soda water and bitters in an ice-filled glass. Top with soda water. Stir briefly and dash with Angostura bitters. Garnish with a brandied cherry & lime peel.

Products that Taste Great with our GIN:

BG Reynolds Syrups from Portland, Oregon

Bradley’s Kina Tonic from Seattle, Washington