Check out our Cinco de Mayo & Kentucky Derby Cocktails. May 5th celebrates Cinco de Mayo and The Kentucky Derby. Cheers to both holidays with unexpected twists on classic cocktails, brought to you by The Botanist Gin

Hailing from Scotland, The Botanist Gin features 22 hand-foraged botanicals, making it ideal to mix and match with fresh and unexpected ingredients.

See below for cocktail recipes to spice up your Cinco de Mayo fiesta and bring a flare to your Kentucky Derby viewing party.

CINCO DE MAYO COCKTAILS
Red Lady

 

Ingredients:

The Botanist Gin – 2oz.

Cointreau – 1 oz.

Fresh Squeezed Lemon Juice – 1 oz.

Julienned Red Bell Pepper

Homemade Orange Bitters – 3 Drops

Method:

1.       In a shaker, muddle the red bell pepper, then add all remaining ingredients

2.       Shake without ice vigorously, then add ice and shake briskly

3.       Strain into a Coupe Glass

4.       Garnish with a strip of julienned Red Bell Pepper.

Red Lady Cocktail
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Red Lady Cocktail

Wasabi Witchu

 

Ingredients:

The Botanist Gin – 1.5 oz.

Fresh Squeezed Lime Juice – 1 oz.

Simple Syrup – .75 oz.

Cucumber Slices – 6

Fresh Wasabi – .5 teaspoon

Fresh Mint Leaves – 4-6 leaves

Method:

1.       In shaker, muddle cucumber slices and mint together

2.       Add remaining ingredients to shaker

3.       Fill with ice and shake

4.       Strain into rocks glass and add additional ice

5.       Garnish with cucumber slice and mint sprig

Wasabi Witchu Cocktail
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Wasabi Witchu Cocktail

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Citrus Fizz

Ingredients:

The Botanist Gin – 1.5 oz.

Cointreau – 1 oz.

Fresh Lime Juice – .75 oz.

Bitters – 2 dashes

Fresh mint leaves – 5-8

Soda Water – 6 oz.

Method:

1.       Add The Botanist Gin, Cointreau and Fresh Lime Juice to shaker

2.       Add 2 dashes of bitters and 5-7 mint leaves to shaker

3.       Fill with ice and shake

4.       Strain into a Highball Glass

5.       Top with Soda Water

6.       Garnish with a mint sprig

 

Citrus Fizz Cocktail
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KENTUCKY DERBY RECIPES
Smoke Show

Ingredients:

The Botanist Gin -2 oz.

Fresh Squeezed Lemon Juice – 1 oz.

Ginger Syrup – 1 oz.

Mezcal – .25 oz.

Orange Bitters  – 4 Drops

Method:

1.       Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker

2.       Fill with ice and shake

3.       Strain into a Coupe Glass

4.       Garnish with pickled ginger

Smoke Show Cocktail
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Smoke Show Cocktail

High Noon

 

Ingredients:

The Botanist Gin – 1.5 oz.

Fresh Grapefruit Juice – .25 oz.

Elderflower liquor – .75 oz.

Tonic Water – 6 oz.

Grapefruit for garnish

Method:

1.       Pour The Botanist Gin, Fresh Grapefruit Juice, Elderflower Liquor into Highball Glass

2.       Add ice

3.       Top with tonic water

4.       Garnish with grapefruit peel

 

High Noon Cocktail
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High Noon Cocktail

Ingredients:

The Botanist Gin – 2oz.

Fresh Lime Juice – .75 oz.

Simple Syrup – .50 oz.

Fresh Basil Leaves

Method:

1.       In shaker, add The Botanist Gin, fresh lime juice, simple syrup and 5 fresh basil leaves

2.       Fill with ice and shake

3.       Strain into a Cocktail Glass

4.       Garnish with basil leaf

Basil Gimlet Cocktail
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Basil Gimlet Cocktail