London Holiday

As we've discussed before, no two gins are alike. Each one is unique in their blend of botanicals, imparting distinct flavors and characteristics to the finished spirit. Boodles Gin is a British-made "London Dry Gin," yet it's not made with any citrus as many other London-style gins are. 

Believe it or not, most "London" gins are not even made in London. The term refers to several factors, one of which is the requirement that the botanicals be infused through distillation (some gins are simply flavored) and that it cannot contain more than 0.1 grams of sugar per liter of the finished product, hence the dry nature of London-style gins. 

Boodles is joining us for our January 3st of the Month, so we've been having fun mixing up some cocktails. With Christmas just around the corner, we figured it would be nice to make something fitting for the season. We paired it up with our Cranberry Ginger Syrup (see the easy recipe here) and the result was pretty damn tasty if we do say so ourselves. Well, it looks like we just did say so.



cocktail shaker
martini glass


2 oz Boodles Gin
2 oz fresh-squeezed grapefruit juice
1 oz Cranberry Ginger Syrup (recipe)


Combine ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously to chill for 10-15 seconds before straining into a chilled martini glass. If you really want to get festive, garnish it with a few cranberries.