Original Martin Miller’s Gin Cocktails

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Upcoming TDN – Bad Names

Scour the internets and you’ll find cocktails of every sort; few will prance around like sexy beasts of palate-quenching, while most are hellish abominations of deceit and despair. Kind of like guitar tabs. There is also no shortage of awful, offensive names for drinks, often shots served in college towns (not that I know anything about this). Open any generic bar guide, and you’ll see everything from the mildly teasing “Slow Comfortable Screw” to the I-Wish-I-Hadn’t-Pictured-That “Smurf C*m”. There are some cocktails out there with unfortunate names that are actually delicious, and after this week’s TDN ( What’s Thursday Drink Night? ) there are going to be a lot more. So bring your worst names, and your best drinks and join us at 7pm EST this Thursday.

The prize for the best cocktail with the worst name will win a copy of X-Rated Drinks courtesy of Mud Puddle Books (and no, they don’t publish it).

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Martin Miller’s Gin Wrap-Up

A whole night featuring one of the finest gins on the market today jumped into full swing in the chatroom and at Bourbon and Branch in San Francisco, where several souls gathered to mix up libations of all sorts.

The Winning Cocktail

The Box

  • 1 1/2oz Martin Miller’s gin
  • 1oz Appleton Extra rum
  • 1oz grapefruit juice
  • 1/2oz cinnamon syrup
  • 1 dash Angostura bitters
  • 6 drops absinthe
  • ginger beer, to top

Shake all but ginger beer, strain into ice filled collins glass and top with ginger beer.

Rick from Kaiser Penguin

Featured Cocktails

For the whole list of tippling eccentricities, observe Twitter. But here are the few that successfully rode Shai-Hulud:

Cassis Clay

  • 1oz Martin Miller’s gin
  • 3/4oz Dolin Blanc
  • 3/4oz creme de cassis
  • 3/4oz lemon juice
  • 1/4oz kirsch
  • 1 dash Angostura Orange bitters
  • orange twist, for garnish

Shake and double strain into cocktail glass. Garnish with flamed orange zest.

John from The Bastards Booze Blog

London Briar

  • 2oz Martin Miller’s Gin
  • 1/2oz Framboise
  • 1/2oz lime juice
  • 1/4oz maraschino liqueur
  • 1/4oz green Chartreuse

Shake with a bit of wit and some cracked ice; strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

Gabe from cocktailnerd

Martin Easy

  • 2oz Martin Miller’s gin
  • 1oz Carpano Antica
  • 1/2oz lemon juice
  • 1 dash Herbsaint
  • 1 dash maraschino liqueur
  • 1 chunk cucumber

Muddle cucumber in lemon juice, add rest and ice, shake and strain in up glass. Garnish with 3 thin cucumber slices

Craig from Colonel Tiki

Ginger’s Morning After

  • 7 blackberries muddled
  • 2oz Martin Miller’s Westbourne strength gin
  • 1oz lemon juice
  • 1/4oz simple
  • 2 extra-large large basil leaves
  • champagne, to top
  • ginger beer, to top

Shake and strain into flute. Top with champagne and ginger beer.

Camper from Alcademics

Mediterranean Sun

  • 2oz Martin Miller´s gin
  • 1/4oz seville orange syrup (sub 1/4oz simple syrup dash orange bitters)
  • 1oz Aperol
  • bitter lemon soda, to top
  • orange slice, for garnish
  • mint, for garnish

Shake all except soda, strain and pour into glass with large chunky ice. Garnish orange slice and mint (also in glass).

Tiare from A Mountain of Crushed Ice

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6 Comments to “ Original Martin Miller’s Gin Cocktails”
  1. TiareNo Gravatar says:

    That garnish must be the cutest thing i`ve seen in my life!

    Congrats to the winning cocktail, it sure looks like a winner too.


  2. ReeseNo Gravatar says:

    That garnish is fantastic! Strong work.

  3. RowenNo Gravatar says:

    I like Martin Miller but it’s very assertive. Suddenly, something becomes a Martin Miller drink more than a gin drink. I like it best so far in Corpse Reviver #2. I’ll have to try these new ones. And yes, the garnishes are exceptionally nice.

  4. mickNo Gravatar says:

    Amazing garnish on The Box!! And Half the Bottle! Where do these futuristic micro-surgeons of garnishry reside? Is anybody doing a garnish blog? I’ve been trying to figure out a resource for upping my garnishry and would delight in such a blog..



  5. I have to say the “Cassis Clay” name is the best. That’s pretty clever. I’ll go home and give it a try to see if the drink is as good as the name. I think mick is onto something about the idea of a garnish blog. That could be a hit.

  6. DaveNo Gravatar says:

    I like some of the directions: “muddle cucumber”… “shake with a bit of wit”. The cocktails look great too.

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