Dry Martini

Dry Martini

The origins of this classic cocktail are unclear being attributed to each of the Occidental Hotel in San Francisco in 1860, the town of Martinez in California and a barman at the Knickerbocker Hotel in New York in 1911. However, it came to fame during the Prohibition era in America as the relative ease of illegal gin manufacture led to its rise as the predominant cocktail. The Martini has been immortalised by James Bond, who likes it shaken not stirred and Ernest Hemmingway who wrote in Farewell to Arms “ I’ve never tasted anything so cool and clean. It makes me feel civilised”.

Dry Martini Recipe

Ingredients

  • 60 ml Urban Rhino London Dry Gin
  • 10 ml dry vermouth

Instructions

  • Pour all ingredients into a mixing glass with ice cubes.
  • Stir well.
  • Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
  • Squeeze oil from lemon peel onto the drink or garnish with a twist of lemon or an olive.
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The Gin And Tonic

The Gin And Tonic

Ingredients

  • 1 part Urban Rhino London Dry Gin
  • 3 parts your choice of tonic
  • Garnish with lemon peel or thin slices

Instructions

  • If you want to get more from your G&T, start measuring the tonic. The ratio of gin to tonic should be between 1:1 to 1:3. For a new gin where you want to appreciate the subtleties of the taste we would suggest 1:2 (you can always put in more tonic afterwards).
  • Traditionally gin and tonic was served in a high ball glass with a lemon wheel but the contemporary way is to use a Spanish style Copa glass or large red wine glass. This has the affect of keeping the drink colder, which means the ice takes longer to melt. Using a strip of the peel of the lemon ads flavour as the oils just below the peel are sweeter than the juice itself.
  • So fill a Copa with a good measure of ice, add a strip of lemon peel, pour over the gin, the tonic and stir gently to mix.

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French 75

French 75

Ingredients

  • 30 ml Urban Rhino London Dry Gin
  • 15 ml lemon juice
  • 2 dashes of simple syrup (1 up to 2:1 granulated sugar melted in heated water and cooled)
  • 60 ml Champagne (or Prosecco)

Instructions

  • Combine Gin syrup and lemon juice in a cocktail shaker filled with ice.
  • Shake vigorously and strain into a chilled champagne flute.
  • Top with Champagne and stir gently.
  • Garnish with a lemon twist.

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Negroni

Negroni

Ingredients

  • 30 ml Urban Rhino London Dry Gin
  • 30 ml Sweet Vermouth
  • 30 ml Campari

Instructions

  • Stir all ingredients into glass over ice.
  • Garnish with an orange peel twist or slice.

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Ruby Rhino

Ruby Rhino

Ingredients

  • 50 ml Urban Rhino
  • 20 ml Lime Juice
  • 20 ml Grapefruit Juice
  • 20 ml Sugar Syrup
  • 2 Muddled Raspberries (Gently mash at the bottom of the glass! That’s muddling!)

Instructions

  • Take a cocktail shaker or mixing glass and add the following ingredients: 50 ml Urban Rhino, 20 ml Lime Juice, 20 ml Grapefruit Juice, 20 ml Sugar Syrup.
  • Take two raspberries and place them in the bottom of a glass. Use a muddler or the back of a spoon to gently mash the raspberries. This process is called muddling, and it helps release the flavors and juices from the raspberries.
  • Once the raspberries are muddled, add ice to the glass. You can fill the glass with ice cubes or use crushed ice, depending on your preference.
  • Now, take the cocktail shaker or mixing glass with the other ingredients and shake vigorously for about 10-15 seconds. This will thoroughly mix the ingredients and chill the cocktail.
  • Strain the contents of the shaker or mixing glass into the glass with the muddled raspberries and ice. Use a cocktail strainer or a fine-mesh sieve to remove any ice shards or fruit pulp.
  • Optionally, you can garnish the cocktail with a fresh raspberry or a slice of lime or grapefruit. This will add a nice visual touch to your drink.
  • Serve and enjoy your Ruby Rhino cocktail with the vibrant flavours of lime, grapefruit, and muddled raspberries.

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  • The Gin And Tonic

    The Gin And Tonic

    Ingredients

    • 1 part Urban Rhino London Dry Gin
    • 3 parts your choice of tonic
    • Garnish with lemon peel or thin slices

    Instructions

    • If you want to get more from your G&T, start measuring the tonic. The ratio of gin to tonic should be between 1:1 to 1:3. For a new gin where you want to appreciate the subtleties of the taste we would suggest 1:2 (you can always put in more tonic afterwards).
    • Traditionally gin and tonic was served in a high ball glass with a lemon wheel but the contemporary way is to use a Spanish style Copa glass or large red wine glass. This has the affect of keeping the drink colder, which means the ice takes longer to melt. Using a strip of the peel of the lemon ads flavour as the oils just below the peel are sweeter than the juice itself.
    • So fill a Copa with a good measure of ice, add a strip of lemon peel, pour over the gin, the tonic and stir gently to mix.

    Read more

  • French 75

    French 75

    Ingredients

    • 30 ml Urban Rhino London Dry Gin
    • 15 ml lemon juice
    • 2 dashes of simple syrup (1 up to 2:1 granulated sugar melted in heated water and cooled)
    • 60 ml Champagne (or Prosecco)

    Instructions

    • Combine Gin syrup and lemon juice in a cocktail shaker filled with ice.
    • Shake vigorously and strain into a chilled champagne flute.
    • Top with Champagne and stir gently.
    • Garnish with a lemon twist.

    Read more

  • Negroni

    Negroni

    Ingredients

    • 30 ml Urban Rhino London Dry Gin
    • 30 ml Sweet Vermouth
    • 30 ml Campari

    Instructions

    • Stir all ingredients into glass over ice.
    • Garnish with an orange peel twist or slice.

    Read more

  • Ruby Rhino

    Ruby Rhino

    Ingredients

    • 50 ml Urban Rhino
    • 20 ml Lime Juice
    • 20 ml Grapefruit Juice
    • 20 ml Sugar Syrup
    • 2 Muddled Raspberries (Gently mash at the bottom of the glass! That’s muddling!)

    Instructions

    • Take a cocktail shaker or mixing glass and add the following ingredients: 50 ml Urban Rhino, 20 ml Lime Juice, 20 ml Grapefruit Juice, 20 ml Sugar Syrup.
    • Take two raspberries and place them in the bottom of a glass. Use a muddler or the back of a spoon to gently mash the raspberries. This process is called muddling, and it helps release the flavors and juices from the raspberries.
    • Once the raspberries are muddled, add ice to the glass. You can fill the glass with ice cubes or use crushed ice, depending on your preference.
    • Now, take the cocktail shaker or mixing glass with the other ingredients and shake vigorously for about 10-15 seconds. This will thoroughly mix the ingredients and chill the cocktail.
    • Strain the contents of the shaker or mixing glass into the glass with the muddled raspberries and ice. Use a cocktail strainer or a fine-mesh sieve to remove any ice shards or fruit pulp.
    • Optionally, you can garnish the cocktail with a fresh raspberry or a slice of lime or grapefruit. This will add a nice visual touch to your drink.
    • Serve and enjoy your Ruby Rhino cocktail with the vibrant flavours of lime, grapefruit, and muddled raspberries.

    Read more

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