Broker’s Gin and Tanqueray Score High in Cocktails


Welcome back to the results of the Ultimate Cocktail Challenge 2012, with this week’s installment focusing on classic gin cocktails. The Chairman’s Trophy winners proved just how delicious they could be in the Aviation, the Dry Martini and the Negroni. Check out more about the winners here!

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Recipe: The Aviation

2 oz. Gin/Genever
½ oz. Lemon Juice
½ oz. Maraschino Liqueur
1 Tsp. Crème de Violette

Shake with ice and strain into chilled coupe. No garnish.

Broker’s London Dry Gin-England

Chairman’s Trophy-94 points

“This classic cocktail is enjoying a well-deserved comeback. The Aviation demands a Gin with body and complexity as it is truly the star of the show. Broker's delivers on all accounts offering the perfect textural slate while offering a brilliant play of botanicals.”

Recipe: Extra Dry Martini

2 ½ oz. Gin/Genever
½ oz. Dry Vermouth

Stir with ice and strain into a chilled coupe. Garnish with a lemon twist.

Broker’s London Dry Gin-England

Chairman’s Trophy-95 points

“The deft interplay between the squeaky clean and viscous Broker's Gin and the dry vermouth is textbook perfection. A clinic on how stupendous this minimalist classic can be when done correctly.”

Recipe: Negroni

1 ½ oz. Gin/Genever
1 oz. Campari
1 oz. Sweet Vermouth

Stir with ice and strain over ice in a chilled rocks glass. Garnish with an orange twist.

Tanqueray London Dry Gin-United Kingdom

Chairman’s Trophy-95 points

“The classic Negroni needs a dry and sturdy Gin to shine among its cohorts and Tanqueray London Dry fits the bill with style and panache. It's perfectly balanced with the Gin's juniper and citrus notes shining through, marrying seamlessly with Campari's classic herbal accents.”

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