Raspberry Rhubarb Gin + Tonic

The classic NOLET'S Silver Gin + Tonic is a luxury standard that provides the prime base for experimentation. Fresh rhubarb informs this variant, adding a uniquely tart twist with a charming blush. The delicious Raspberry Rhubarb Simple Syrup recipe is included below.

1.5 oz. NOLET'S Silver Gin
0.25 oz. Fresh Lemon or Lime Juice
0.5 oz. Raspberry Rhubarb Simple Syrup
4 oz. Tonic Water
Fresh Fruit, Edible Flowers, and or Herbs 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 juice, simple syrup then tonic water. Top with a flower or colorful garnish.

RASPBERRY RHUBARB SIMPLE SYRUP
1 cup Raspberries
3-4 stalks chopped Rhubarb
1 cup Sugar

Combine all ingredients with 1 cup of water in a saucepan. Cook on medium-low heat until the rhubarb breaks down (about 15 minutes). Let cool to room temperature and strain into a clean storage container and refrigerate. The refrigerated syrup lasts up to 2 weeks.


Ethereal Negroni

This light, subtle Negroni is a variation of the “Unusual Negroni” adapted from Difford’s Guide.  The twist is that it’s made with Aperol and Lillet with a bit of citrus, for a soft botanical cocktail with a dry finish. A lovely aperitif to enjoy in the heat of summer. 

1 oz. NOLET'S Silver Gin 
0.75 oz. Aperol
0.75 oz. Lillet Blanc
0.5 oz. Fresh Lemon Juice

Add all ingredients to a mixing glass or shaker with ice. Shake or stir well and strain into a coupe or Martini glass (can also be served in the traditional way, over ice in a rocks glass). Garnish with a lemon peel.


Grapefruit Negroni Fizz

This Grapefruit Negroni Fizz is a delicious way to enjoy a homemade citrus cordial (the recipe is below) that utilizes the whole fruit and minimizes waste. The cocktail is versatile and beloved by people who like a tart citrus-forward cocktail.

1.5 oz. NOLET'S Silver Gin
0.75 oz. Grapefruit Cordial*
0.5 oz. Campari (or Aperol if you like it sweeter)
Prosecco or Mineral Water to top off
A swath of Grapefruit to Garnish

Combine all ingredients but the effervescent in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake to combine and chill. Pour into a chilled glass with fresh ice, top off with something bubbly and garnish.

Citrus Cordial Recipe
4-5 Citrus Fruits  (Grapefruit, Lemon, Orange, Lime, Pomelo, Kumquat) in any combination to produce 2 cups of citrus juice
* the basic combination of 1 cup Grapefruit or Orange (sweet citrus) and 1 cup Lemon or Lime (tart citrus) yields the most versatile result.
1 cup Sugar

Wash the citrus with warm water and towel dry. Zest the peels and reserve. Squeeze citrus and combine 2 cups of juice with 1 cup of sugar and slowly heat until sugar is dissolved. Let cool to room temperature and add the zest of the citrus to the cordial and stir. Refrigerate overnight then strain out zest. Store in a glass jar for up to 6 months in the refrigerator. Use the cordial for all kinds of recipes... try a splash in a G+T, Paloma, or Salty Dog!


Chocolate Orange Gin + Tonic

This fun G + T variant is an exceptional novelty for holiday celebrations and practically begs for a chocolate garnish or rim! The infused gin takes about 5 minutes to put together, and 12 hours to steep. Building the G + T is as simple as can be.

1.5 oz. NOLET’S Silver Cacao Infused Gin* 
4 oz. Indian Tonic Water
2 dashes Orange Bitters
Oranges, Cinnamon and/or Melted Chocolate for Garnish

Build the cocktail in a balloon glass over ice and serve.

CACAO INFUSED NOLET'S Silver
2 cups NOLET'S Silver Gin

1 Tbsp. Roasted Cacao Nibs

Combine NOLET'S Silver with cacao nibs in a sterile jar and let steep for approximately 12 hours. The time will vary depending on the quality and age of the cacao. Steeping too long may alter the color of the gin and get bitter. Test after 12 hours for doneness. The flavor should be much like dark chocolate-covered fruit. Once finished, strain the nibs through fine mesh or cheesecloth and store in a sterile container.


Gin and Limoncello Fizz

The tart-sweet Limoncello Gin Fizz hits all the notes if you're looking for a getaway cocktail reminiscent of lazy afternoons on Capri. The botanical components of NOLET'S Silver add depth and complexity to the citrus and the result is spectacular.

1.5 oz. NOLET'S Silver Gin
0.75 oz. Limoncello
0.5 oz. Simple Syrup or Honey Syrup
1 Egg White or 1.5 Tbsp. Aquafaba
1 oz. Club Soda

Combine NOLET'S Silver, Limoncello, syrup, and egg white to a cocktail shaker and dry-shake vigorously for about 30 seconds. This step breaks down the proteins in the egg white (or aquafaba) and provides the drink a silky smooth texture. Add ice to the shaker and shake vigorously for another 30 seconds until well-chilled and frothy. Strain into a chilled highball glass and top with club soda. To keep the foam top intact, try drizzling the club soda down a cocktail spoon or reusable straw on the side of the glass.


Tom Collins

The history of this archetypical gin and juice may be disputed, but the Tom Collins is (and forever will be) a classic beloved combination since the 1800s. It is as complex as it is simple when imbibed with NOLET'S Silver Gin.

1.5 oz. NOLET'S Silver Gin
1 oz. Fresh Lemon Juice
0.5 oz. Simple Syrup (or to taste)
2-3 oz. Club Soda
Garnish with a Lemon Slice and/or Cherry

Build the cocktail over ice in a Collins glass (or highball), in the order listed above. Top with club soda and garnish with a lemon, orange, and/or cherry.

 


Rosé French 75

The quintessential celebration cocktail, the Rosé French 75 is a blush favorite.  NOLET'S Silver provides the juicy lusciousness that delivers the bubbles effervescent and dry.

1.5 oz. NOLET'S Silver Gin
0.5 oz. Fresh Lemon Juice
2 oz. Moet Impérial Rosé Champagne
Lemon Twist, Raspberries, or Strawberry Garnish

Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice and chill thoroughly. Pour into a flute or coupe glass and top with Champagne. Immerse a bar spoon into the glass to gently mix ingredients without stirring to minimize the bubbles. Garnish with a lemon twist, strawberry, or raspberry and serve.


Paloma

1.5 oz. NOLET'S Silver Gin
3 oz. Soda Water (or Fever-Tree Pink Grapefruit Soda)
1 oz. Grapefruit Juice
Grapefruit Wheel 
Pink Salt Rim (optional)

Rim half a Gin Balloon glass with pink salt. Add ice and NOLET'S Silver Gin. Add grapefruit juice and tip it with soda water/grapefruit soda and gently stir. Garnish with a grapefruit wheel.

 


Grapefruit Refresher

We love this simple cooler for brunch, on a hot day, or as a post-holiday reviver. Easy to assemble, this needs no fancy tools, just NOLET'S Silver, a grapefruit, coconut water, and ginger beer with optional garnish.

1.5 oz. NOLET'S Silver Gin
2 oz. Coconut Water
A Squeeze of Grapefruit + Wheels for Garnish
Ginger Beer (about 1.5 oz.)
Dash of Grapefruit Bitters
Candied Ginger & Mint for Garnish

In a highball glass with ice & grapefruit wheels along the walls, build the cocktail in the order of ingredients, giving it a small stir after topping with the ginger beer. Garnish with candied ginger & mint.


Tangerine French 75

When the holiday crop of tangerines is ready, all we want is this spectacular French 75. A simple build, this impressive cocktail works well for brunch or anytime.    

1.5 oz. NOLET’S Silver Gin
1.5 oz. Fresh Squeezed Tangerine Juice
0.25 oz. Simple Syrup (optional)
Tangerine Wheel/Mint for Garnish
Champagne or Sparkling Wine

Pour NOLET’S Silver, juice into a mixing glass with ice. Shake well. Sample for sweetness, adding a touch of simple syrup if necessary. Strain into a Champagne flute or Coupe. Top with Champagne and garnish with a tangerine wheel and a mint leaf.