The perfect gift for mixology lovers: gin cocktails

The perfect gift for mixology lovers: gin cocktails

Find the perfect gift for mixology passionate and appreciate the premium quality ingredients we mix in our NIO Cocktails. Or simply give it to those who love trying new flavors and want to enjoy relaxing moments at home well as in his favorite cocktail bars. 

NIO Cocktail offers a great variety of recipes but today, let's talk about gin cocktails. Gin is obtained by distilling a fermented cereal or potatoes, then flavored with juniper, spices, flowers, berries, or other ingredients called "botanicals," chosen by the distiller; juniper is the only one that must be present in the gin by law.

Today, gin is trendy, and they experiment with new recipes always more refined. As a result, many people choose to drink gin.

Gin: the history 

The monks were the first to try the distillation between alcohol and juniper to create a terpeutic oil with beneficial and anti-inflammatory virtues. Its popularity grew over time and from medicinal became a popular beverage quickly. Thus the first distilleries were built, and a precise style emerged, the London Dry Gin, fragrant resinous and spicy. This gin is just what Patrick Pistolesi has chosen to mix the NIO Cocktails, in particular the Tanqueray Gin, whose quality is undisputed. First distilled in London in 1830 by Charles Tanqueray, this gin is one of the most awarded in the world. Although its exact recipe is still a secret, we know that it consists of 4 ingredients: juniper, coriander, angelica root, and licorice, which create a perfectly balanced mix. It is characterized by a clean and dry taste, where juniper stands out predominantly while balancing well with other botanicals, such as coriander and licorice.

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Gin cocktails by NIO Cocktails.

Negroni:

A classical and timeless cocktail, the king of Campari cocktails. NIO Cocktails mixes it with:

  • Tanqueray Gin,
  • Vermouth Cocchi
  • Campari

Cocktails par excellence for an aperitif with an ancient and fascinating story. We suggest you add it into your box for gin lovers because, with Negroni, you will never be wrong. It was gin that wrote the story of this cocktail and gave it that particular character that made it so popular. Actually, this cocktail was born when Count Negroni asked the bartender Fosco Scarzelli of the Caffè Casoni in Florence in 1919 to prepare him a stronger Americano. So the bartender, instead of the sparkling water used in the classic Americano, added gin. Count Camillo immediately loved this new mix, but he was not the only one! After a short time, many people went to Caffè Casoni to try the Americano cocktail "in Count Negroni style."

Gin Sour

A pillar of mixology made of:

  • Gin Tanqueray,
  • Organico citric acid
  • Liquid Sugar Toschi

The category of sours is one of the oldest in the history of cocktails. Indeed, it represents the starting point for the art of mixing: the first to codify the recipe was the great Jerry Thomas. Sours are based on a straightforward balance: a sweet part (usually the sugar syrup), a more bitter part given by the lime or lemon juice, and obviously a distillate that gives character to the mix. The spirits most used in this type of preparation are usually rum (Daiquiri), bourbon, vodka, and gin. The name Gin Sour, which obviously refers to the acid notes of lemon, can be misleading because this cocktail actually has a perfect balance given by the union between the sweetness of the sugar, the sourness of the lemon, and the dry taste of the gin.

A refreshing and delicious cocktail which remembers about hot summer days, also on Christmas holidays!

Gimlet

An iconic cocktail that is a simple mix of:

  • Gin Tanqueray
  • Lime

A fresh, savory, and aromatic cocktail. Gimlet cocktails are composed of gin and lime juice. A 1928 quote says, "Gin, a hint of lemon and soda." In his 1953 novel "The Long Goodbye," Raymond Chandler thus described: "a real gimlet is half gin and half lime juice and nothing else." This statement is in line with the proportions suggested by the "Savoy Cocktail Book" of 1930. Unfortunately, the origin of the name is confused. The most popular story refers to the Surgeon Admiral Sir Thomas Gimlette: he's said to have been the first to add lime juice to the daily gin of his men of the Royal Navy to help them fight the scurvy (disease due to vitamin C deficiency) during long ocean crossings.

Gin Proved

An exclusive cocktail that'll amaze your guests. It is mixed with:

  • Gin Tanqueray
  • liqueur Bols Parfait Amour
  • organic citric acid
  • liquid sugar Toschi

Gin Proved is an exclusive recipe by Patrick Pistolesi. A classical and fresh Gin Sour is enriched by Parfait Amour, a violet liqueur, and by a scent of rose petals and almonds. A cocktail for true connoisseurs who will appreciate the delicate balance with which the ingredients are mixed.

Tanqueray Gin harmoniously mixes with the Parfait Amour: liqueur created by Lucas Bols to donate a fragrant and unique elixir for ladies of high lineage, finding the most expensive spices in the world such as Madagascar vanilla and almonds and then perfume it with rose petals and violet; in that time we can talk about a real alchemist's work, and the result is a fresh liqueur, Exotic and fragrant, whose floral tones envelop us at every sip.

A generous dose of Gin, one of Parfait Amour, and a proper balance between sugar and citric acid, for a unique drink as fresh as it is elegant, rich, and complex, to drink at any time for a tasting experience!

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