Gins best for an Opera

Gin and opera… two of Kevin’s favorites together as a cocktail! One might not normally think about mixing gin with Dubonnet, but it makes more sense when you realize Dubonnet is more than just a fortified wine; it contains quinine (which is what makes tonic so delicious). Dubonnet was almost single-handedly destroyed as a brand by Pia Zadora in the 1970s, but it dates back to 1846, and mixing it with gin was a favorite for Queens Elizabeth.

You can make your own with a 3:1 gin to Dubonnet ratio. Add bitters as desired. Stir with ice to chill and pour in a martini glass with a twist of orange or lemon.

Note: Some bartenders will serve variations on this, so be specific when ordering. Otherwise, you might end up having maraschino liqueur (or even syrup) added, which of course, is totally disgusting.

Dry Fly Gin

April 2, 2015

This unique gin uses local Washington wheat and hops in addition to local apples and other botanicals to deliver a sweet and minty gin.
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