Spirit Cruises Summer 2019 Leaderboard

Gin Symposium 2011: Photos & Recipes

by Justin Giza on Apr 14, 2011 in Events
Gin Symposium 2011: Photos & Recipes

This past Monday, Drink Philly was graced with the honor of attending the Philadelphia Gin Symposium. This seven-hour seminar featured not only some of the best bartenders in the city, but also the master distillers of both Beefeater and Plymouth GIn.

The day began with a history of Gin, as well as the histories of both Beefeater and Plymouth Gin. Desmond Payne, Master Distiller of Beefeater, insisted that "where most liquors are about a single element, gin is one of the only spirits that revolves around a number of botanicals, as well as juniper." He also discussed that Prohibition was in fact quite good for gin - it could be produced fairly quickly and brought straight to market, allowing for a quick turnover during those dry times.

Several speakers followed, including Sean Harrison, Master Distiller of Pymouth, and many bartenders from Philadelphia and beyond. We got to taste ten different gins, and then sampled a number of Beefeater-based cocktails. All in all, we'd say it was a pretty successful day!

The event focused heavily on "picking the right gin for the job," and proper tasting. We really hope this won't be the last Gin Symposium, because this was arguably one of the best educational seminars we've ever attended.

As an added bonus, we'd like to include some recipes for the cocktails created by the bartenders for the event!

 



Ravenmaster Punch Royal
Nick van Tiel

33oz. Beefeater
10oz. Canton Liqueur
10 dash Regan's Orange Bitters
2 cups unfiltered apple juice
2 cups chilled, filtered water
1 bottle Perriet Jouet
1pt. Oleo-Saccharin Shrub **

**To make the Shrub:
10 unwaxed lemons, peeled & juiced
10 oz. Honey
1 cup sugar

Add lemon rinds to bowl. Add 14oz. Lemon juice. Add 1 cup of sugar, and muddle. Set for 30 minutes. Add honey and stir. Strain Shrub into punch bowl.

To punch bowl, add:

10oz. Canton.
33oz. (one bottle) of Beefeater
Add ten dashes of Bitters
Add 2 cups of water.
Add 2 cups of cloudy apple juice.
Add bottle of Champagne.

Set a large block of ice in the bowl (if your ice block weighs less than ~3-5 lbs., you're doing it wrong). Garnish with lemon wheels, cloves, and garnish with freshly grated nutmeg.
 


Keith Raimondi, Village Whiskey

1oz. Beefeater Gin
1oz. Laird's Apple Brandy
.75oz. Maple Syrup (the real stuff!)
.75 Lemon juice
1 dash Fee's Aromatic Bitters

In a shaker, add all the ingredients and ice. Shake, and double-strain into a Coupe.


English Breakfast Cocktail

Dan Warner, Global Brand Ambassador

2oz. Tea-Infused Beefeater 24
1oz. Lemon Juice
.5 oz. Sugar Syrup
1 egg white
1 Barspoon marmalade

Infuse the Beefeater with the tea for about 1 minute. In a glass, add Beefeater, egg-white, lemon-juice, marmalade. Add sugar. Add ice & shake.

Strain into a glass, and garnish with orange zest.


Que Vera Vera

Preston Eckman, Opa

1.75oz. Beefeater 24
 .75oz. Rinquinquin
.75oz. Aloe Juice (gel removed for texture)
5 dash orange flower water

Add all ingredients, and stir with ice until chilled. Strain into a glass and serve neat. Add kumquat for garnish.


The Skeleton Key
Colin Shearn, Franklin Mortgage & Investment Co.

2oz. Plymouth Gin
1oz. Ramazzott (replacing vermouth)
.25oz. Maraschino Liqueuer (use Luxardo if available)
2 dashes of Pernod Absinthe
2 dashes of Angostura Bitters

Add all ingredients, and stir with ice until chilled. Strain into Coupe.


Broken Halo

Erick Castro, San Francisco

1oz. Plymouth
1.5oz Dry Sack 12yr. Olorosso
.25 Maraschino Liqueur (use Luxardo if available)

Stir all ingredients with ice until chilled. Strain into an ice-filled rocks glass. Add orange twist for garnish.

 

 

Images for mobile

Recent Articles
spacer

Feedback

How are we doing? Tell us what you like or don't like and how we can improve. We would love to hear your thoughts!

*Name:
*E-mail:
*Suggestions:
 
You Can Now Get Cocktails To-Go in Center City Philadelphia

You Can Now Get Cocktails To-Go in Center City Philadelphia

Restaurants throughout the Center City limits are offering pre-made cocktails in special take out containers...read more ›

by Drink Philly Jul 18, 2020
Best Bars for Outdoor Drinking in Philadelphia, 2019

Best Bars for Outdoor Drinking in Philadelphia, 2019

Whether it's to enjoy the first warm breezes of spring or the unexpected sunshine of a crisp day in fall, Philadelphia is full of great places to drin...read more ›

by Drink Philly Apr 11, 2019
Cocktails to Go in Bars & Restaurants Legalized in PA During Lockdown: Here's Where to Get Them in Philadelphia

Cocktails to Go in Bars & Restaurants Legalized in PA During Lockdown: Here's Where to Get Them in Philadelphia

Bars & restaurants in PA can now sell cocktails-to-go. Here's where to find them in Philadelphia...read more ›

by Drink Philly May 21, 2020
SPONSORED
Drink Nation Store Rectangle
The Best Cocktail Bars in Philadelphia

The Best Cocktail Bars in Philadelphia

Here it is - the definitive list of Philadelphia's best cocktail bars....read more ›

by Drink Philly Dec 13, 2017
Relief for the Bar, Restaurant, & Hospitality Industry in Philadelphia

Relief for the Bar, Restaurant, & Hospitality Industry in Philadelphia

Right now the hospitality industry is—to put it lightly—struggling. We created a resource directory for an...read more ›

by Jessie Donofrio Mar 20, 2020
Where to Find Beer, Wine, & Liquor To Go in Philadelphia During the Pandemic

Where to Find Beer, Wine, & Liquor To Go in Philadelphia During the Pandemic

Bars and restaurants are officially closed (and offering take-out and delivery only), so your favorite bartend...read more ›

by Drink Philly Mar 18, 2020
Suits & Sazeracs Returns for Second Year to Benefit Career Wardrobe, February 24

Suits & Sazeracs Returns for Second Year to Benefit Career Wardrobe, February 24

At this NOLA-style event benefiting Career Wardrobe, you'll be able to sample unique Sazerac-inspired cocktail...read more ›

by Drink Philly Feb 20, 2020
Drink Philly's Mad Hatter Whiskey Tea Party Returns to Stotesbury Mansion, Feb 29

Drink Philly's Mad Hatter Whiskey Tea Party Returns to Stotesbury Mansion, Feb 29

Drink Philly's Mad Hatter Whiskey Tea Party is back, and this year, it's sure to be bigger and better than eve...read more ›

by Drink Philly Feb 4, 2020
Where to Host a Private Event in Philadelphia

Where to Host a Private Event in Philadelphia

Whether it's for the holidays or you have a special birthday coming up, Philadelphia has some amazing options when it comes to event spaces. ...read more ›

by Drink Philly Nov 26, 2018
Inside Look: Campari's Stylish North American Headquarters in New York

Inside Look: Campari's Stylish North American Headquarters in New York

If you're a frequent Negroni drinker, always order Wild Turkey Bourbon in your old fashioneds, or prefer your ...read more ›

by The Drink Nation Jan 9, 2020
SPONSORED
View all Articles

Sign up to get weekly drinking news, bar reviews, events and more sent directly to your inbox!

Close