Updated: Apr 27
Mixology can be intimidating. But it's just like cooking. Proper ratios are everything. Once you have the basics, the fun is all about improvisation. We'll do our best to give you a jumping off point for some classic cocktails. We'll throw in some ideas and the rest is up to you! We'd love to see your creations. Post on the socials and tag us at #spring44.
Gin and tonics are one of our favorite go-to creations. These easy cocktails are fully customizable, refreshing and really put the gin in the spotlight. The ratios are 1 part ginto 1-3 parts tonic. Garnish to your hearts content. You can add flavored simple syrup, muddled fruit, botanicals or veggies.
- Spring44 Old Tom Gin and Fever Tree Tonic with a grapefruit peel to garnish
- Spring44 Gin and Fitch & Leedes Indian Tonic with a squeeze of lemon or lime juice
- Spring44 Mountain Gin and Q Tonic poured over muddled cucumber and mint
Mules are great for the ginger lover. In a copper mug (traditional but not required), pour 2 oz vodka or gin over ice and top with 1/2 oz lime juice and 4-6oz ginger beer. Mint goes well in mules as well. A mule with vodka is called a Moscow Mule while one with gin is called a London Mule.
- Spring44 Honey Vodka, Regatta Bermuda Stone Ginger Beer, muddled mint and lime
- Spring44 Mountain Gin, Fever Tree Ginger Beer, and lime juice
The Martini. Easy, elegant and sexy. Pour all ingredients into shaker with ice. Shake well. Pour into chilled martini glass. Garnish with lemon peel or orange peel for the dry and vodka martini. For the dirty martini, add some olive brine and garnish with olives or onions. We prefer Martini & Rossi Extra Dry Vermouth for our martinis.
Collins come with many names...Tom, Ron, John, Phil, Michael. They are all delicious, no matter the name. This gin cocktail can be done with any of our gins and the flavor options are endless. You can flavor your simple syrup like in our Lavender Collins, or even muddle some mint with the other ingredients before topping it with club soda. We suggest stirring the gin, lemon juice, and simple syrup in a tall glass with ice then topping with the club soda.
Negronis are a classic and one of the few equal ratio cocktails. No need to write these recipes down, they are crazy easy. 1 part Spring44 Gin, 1 part Campari/Aperol/Suze, and 1 part vermouth. For your negroni of choice add all ingredients to a shaker with ice, shake until chilled and pour in glass over ice. Take orange or lemon peel and rub gently on glass rim and drop in glass.
Gimlets are crazy easy and guaranteed to please a crowd. Add all ingredients to a shaker with ice, shake well till chilled, and pour in coup glass.
You can substitute thyme or sage for basil in the basil gimlet if you wish. If adding herbs muddle them with gin in shaker, then add ice and shake.
Try making a flavored simple syrup as well! The combinations are endless.
You can go the easy way and use a mix or make your own...just don't forget the best part (the garnish!)
Here is the base: (serves 4)
- 2 cups tomato juice, tomatillo juice or clamato juice
- 1 cup Spring44 Vodka, Spring Gin, or tequila
- 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
- 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
- 2 teaspoons grated horseradish
- 1/2 teaspoon Tabasco hot sauce
- 1/2 teaspoon celery salt
- 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
Sours. We love them and they are super easy. Shake all ingredients with ice.
Daisy Cocktails. These are old school. Like 1860s old school. These little diasies are basically a Sour with some soda water. Grenadine was a popular addition as well but this cocktail has undergone many changes over the years and you can sub a liqueur for the grenadine. Shake all ingredients with ice and top with the soda water.
Margs....not just for tequila anymore. Try subbing the tequila for our Spring44 Honey Vodka or Spring44 Gin. Try adding a bit of spice with freshly sliced jalapenos! Shake ingredients and serve over ice. Add a salt or sugar rim if you like.
Champagne! Who doesn't love it. Great for special occasions, brunch, or just a Tuesday.
Iced Tea cocktails. Refreshing and perfect for those backyard BBQs we all hope to be having again soon. Just mix all ingredients in a glass over ice or even make a large batch to keep in the fridge. The Royal Tea and Honey Lemon Tea can be served hot as well!