Gin + Tonic Lollipops

The ultimate garnish for all Gin + Tonic lovers is a G+T lollipop. Easy to make with this simple recipe, and the result will amaze! Suggested serve? A NOLET'S Silver Classic Gin + Tonic made with muddled raspberries and a sprig of mint!

4.5 oz. NOLET'S Silver Gin (divided)
2.5 cups of Caster Sugar
3 oz. Premium Tonic Water
2 Drops of Natural Food Color (Optional)

Supplies Needed: 
Silicone Lollipop Molds or Parchment Paper
Lollipop Sticks
Candy Thermometer

In a medium deep-sided, nonstick pan, combine all the Caster Sugar, 3 oz. NOLET'S Silver and 3 oz. Tonic Water. Gently mix the ingredients with a spatula and heat without stirring to 300 degrees Fahrenheit. Carefully take off the heat and add the remaining 1.5 oz. NOLET'S Silver Gin, stirring just to combine. Quickly spoon the mix into the molds, or spoon small round blobs onto parchment paper, add a stick into each pop and allow 20 minutes for them to cool and harden. Makes approximately 12 suckers.


Raspberry French 75 (batched)

Raspberry French 75's are crowd-pleasing cocktails for any celebration. The botanical in NOLET'S Silver provide a delightful complexity to the bubbly, fruit-forward classic cocktail. This pitcher recipe serves 8-10.

1 ½ cups NOLET'S Silver Gin
½ cup Raspberry Syrup
½ cup Fresh Lemon Juice
1 (750-ml) Bottle Dry Sparkling Wine or Champagne 

Combine NOLET’S Silver, raspberry syrup, and lemon juice in a pitcher.  Add 2 cups of ice, and stir well to combine so that the mixture is cold and some of the ice has melted. Add 1 bottle of dry sparkling wine and stir gently to combine. Serve in champagne flutes or coupe glasses and garnish with a raspberry or lemon peel.

Raspberry Syrup
1 cup Sugar
1 cup Raspberries (fresh or frozen)
1 cup Water

Combine all ingredients in a medium saucepan and bring to a gentle boil. Take off heat and let sit to cool for 15 minutes, then strain. Unused syrup can be stored in the refrigerator for a week.


Classic Gin Fizz

The luxurious Gin Fizz is a delicious sweet and sour cocktail that's a classic in the cocktail canon. We like it as written, and also should note that it's also amazing with another citrus like orange or grapefruit, which also work deliciously.

1.5 oz. NOLET'S Silver Gin
0.75 oz. Fresh Lemon Juice
0.5 oz. Simple or Maple Syrup
1 Egg White or 1.5 Tbsp. Aquafaba
Splash of Soda Water
Lemon Swath for Garnish

Combine NOLET'S, lemon juice, sweetener and egg white in a cocktail shaker and dry-shake vigorously for about 20 seconds for the froth. Add ice to the shaker and shake another 30 seconds until well-chilled. Strain into a rocks glass with a large ice block and top with soda water and a lemon swath.


Pomegranate Yule Mule

A pitcher of Yule Mules is great for both holidays and game days. Make a batch ahead of time to delight your guests.

2 cups NOLETS'S Silver Gin
1 cup unsweetened Pomegranate Juice
1/2 cup Fresh Lime Juice
1/2 cup Pomegranate Arils
1 cup Ginger Beer
Garnish with mint, cranberries, lime wheels or rosemary

Combine all ingredients over ice (if serving immediately), or when making ahead combine all but the Ginger Beer and ice. Pour cocktail over ice to serve, top with Ginger Beer and garnish.


Peach Flip

The creamy, Peach Flip cocktail is much like a spirit-forward slice of fresh peach pie. The trick to the perfect consistency is in the dry shake.

1.25 oz. NOLET’S Silver Dry Gin
1 oz. Peach Purée (smoothly blended Fresh or Frozen Peach)
1 Whole Egg*
0.5 oz. Lemon Juice
0.5 oz. Simple Syrup
Ground Nutmeg and Peach Slice to Garnish

Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass. Dry shake until emulsified (about one minute). Add ice and shake again, vigorously. Double strain into a Martini glass. Dust the top with nutmeg to garnish.

*For a vegan cocktail, substitute 2.5 Tbsp. aquafaba for the egg.

 

 


Strawberry Lemonade

When it's strawberry season, or even when you're dreaming of it, this simple cocktail is a refreshing way to highlight the fruit and compliment NOLET'S Silvers delightfully fruit and floral botanicals.

1.5 oz. NOLET’S Silver Gin
3 oz. Fresh Squeezed Lemonade
0.5 oz. Elderflower Liqueur (optional)
Mineral Water
4 Strawberries
Mint or Basil for Garnish (optional)

Muddle 3 strawberries in the bottom of a highball glass. Add ice, lemonade, liqueur (if using), and stir. Top with a splash of mineral water. Garnish with a strawberry, mint or basil.

 


Singapore Sling

This classic Tiki cocktail is vital in the catalog of essential gin standards. For our rendition, we start with the basics and adapt. NOLET'S Silver's botanicals shine in combination with the herbal elements. Because this recipe is ingredient-heavy, it is a fantastic large-format celebratory punch. We have cited several options for substitutions to encourage experimentation and personalization with this cocktail. The ratios may need adjusting for sweetness, so we encourage tasting it along the way.

1 oz. NOLET'S Silver Gin
0.25 oz. Benedictine (or Herbal Liqueur like Amaro, Yellow Chartreuse, or Campari)
0.25 oz. Grand Marnier (or Orange Liqueur like Cointreau or Triple Sec)
0.25 oz. Cherry Heering (Cherry Brandy or Maraschino Liqueur)
1 oz. Pineapple Juice (fresh is preferable)
0.5 oz. Fresh Lime Juice
1 dash Bitters
Club Soda to top off
Citrus Wheel & Cocktail Cherry for Garnish

Combine all ingredients except Club Soda and garnish in an ice-filled cocktail shaker. Taste to adjust sweetness. Shake until the shaker sweats and the cocktail is chilled and combined well. Pour into a highball glass with fresh ice, top with Club Soda, and garnish.

For a Batch (serves 8-10):

1 cup NOLET'S Silver Gin
1/4 cup Benedictine (or Herbal Liqueur like Amaro, Yellow Chartreuse, or Campari)
1/4  cup Grand Marnier (or Orange Liqueur like Cointreau or Triple Sec)
1/4 cup Cherry Heering (Cherry Brandy or Maraschino Liqueur)
1 cup Pineapple Juice (fresh is preferable)
1/2 cup Fresh Lime Juice
8 dashes of Bitters
Club Soda to top off
Citrus Wheels & Cocktail Cherries for Garnish

Combine all liquid ingredients in a pitcher (that can be refrigerated) or a punchbowl with a large ice block (to reduce dilution) with floating citrus wheels. Stir to combine and adjust sweetness by adding more pineapple juice or Cherry Heering, or reduce with a splash more NOLET'S Silver and/or lime juice. Serve over fresh ice and garnish with citrus wheel and cherry.

 


Watermelon Cucumber Coolers (batched)

For a refreshing, make-ahead cocktail this combination can truly beat the heat. The cooling watermelon and cucumber juices are delightful with the fruit and floral botanicals in NOLET'S Silver.

1 cup NOLET'S Silver Gin
2 lbs. Cubed Watermelon (for approx 2.5 cups of juice)
4-5 Peeled Persian Cucumbers (for about 1.5 cups of juice)
1/4 cup Fresh Lime Juice (3-4 limes)
2 Tbsp. Honey
Watermelon Cubes, Cucumbers or Limes reserved for garnish
Tajin or Salt (optional)

Blend the watermelon and pour through a sieve over a large bowl. Repeat with cucumbers. In a pitcher combine lime juice and honey, stirring together until the honey dissolves. Add the watermelon/cucumber juice and NOLET'S Silver. Adjust sweetness if necessary. To serve, fill glasses with ice, pour the cocktail, and garnish with Tajin or salt sprinkled fruit.


Cherry Gin + Tonic

The classic NOLET'S Silver Gin + Tonic is a luxury standard that provides the prime base for experimentation. An overabundance of fruit informs this variant, adding a uniquely tart twist and a vibrant hue. The delicious Cherry Simple Syrup recipe is included below.

1.5 oz. NOLET'S Silver Gin
0.25 oz. Fresh Lime Juice
0.5 oz. Cherry Simple Syrup
4 oz. Tonic Water (or Soda Water)
Cherries, Edible Flowers, and or Limes for Garnish

In a balloon glass (or highball) over fresh ice, place garnishes in the bowl dispersing evenly around the ice for a beautiful presentation. Add NOLET'S Silver, citrus, simple syrup then tonic water. Top with a flower or colorful garnish.

CHERRY SIMPLE SYRUP
1 cup pitted Cherries
Optional 1/2 Vanilla Bean or 0.5 tsp Vanilla Extract
1 cup Sugar

Combine all ingredients with 1 cup of water in a saucepan. Cook on medium-low heat until the cherries break down (about 20 minutes). Let cool to room temperature and strain into a clean storage container and refrigerate. The refrigerated syrup lasts up to 2 weeks.


Gin Espresso Martini

The delightfully delicious blend of botanical NOLET'S Silver and espresso with a hint of orange will put this Espresso Martini on repeat, especially for brunch.

1.5 oz. NOLET’S Silver Gin
1.5 oz. Fresh Espresso
0.25 oz. Cointreau
0.25 oz. Simple Syrup
Optional, Dash of Orange Bitters

Coffee Bean or Orange Slice to Garnish

Add all liquid ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice (except bitters). Shake for 10 to 15 seconds and strain into a martini glass. Garnish with a dash of orange bitters, coffee beans, and/or an orange wheel, and enjoy!