Cocktail Recipes

The Aviation

2 oz Victoria Gin
1/2 oz fresh lemon juice
1/2 oz maraschino liqueur
1 dash of creme de violette (optional)

Combine ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

Garnish with a lemon twist.

The Butchart Garden

2 oz Victoria Gin
2 oz fresh pressed apple juice
2-3 pieces of cucumber
1/2 oz elderflower cordial

Muddle cucumber, add remaining ingredients, and shake with ice. Strain & garnish with a slice of cucumber or a flower.

Created by Vancouver’s Shangri-la Hotel for Victoria Day, 2009.

Canadiano

2 oz Victoria Gin or Oaken Gin
1/2 oz Martini Rosso
pinch of salt
2 oz Fentiman’s tonic

Build on ice in a 5 oz glass.

Created for us by Solomon Siegel for Tales of the Cocktail 2013.

French 75

1 1/2 oz Victoria Gin
1/2 oz fresh lemon juice
1/2 oz simple syrup
Sparkling wine

Shake gin, lemon juice and syrup with ice. Pour into a champagne flute. Top with sparkling wine.

The Hartland

1 oz Victoria Gin
1/2 oz pear liqueur
1/2 oz Montenegro Amaro
1/2 oz fresh lemon juice
1-2 dash grapefruit bitters
Cava or other sparkling wine

Shake Gin, pear, amaro, lemon juice, and bitters with ice. Strain into a flute and top with cava. Garnish with a twist of lemon

Created for Victoria Gin by Solomon Siegel.

The Hunting Party

1 oz Oaken Gin
3/4 oz Dubonnet
3/4 oz Amaro Montenegro

Stir with ice and serve over ice with an orange or lemon twist.

Created by Katie McDonald of Veneto in Victoria.

The Last Word

1 part Victoria Gin
1 part green chartreuse
1 part lime juice
1 part maraschino liqueur

Shake with ice and strain into a cocktail glass.

Negroni

1 oz Victoria Gin or Oaken Gin
1/2 oz Campari
1/2 oz Sweet Vermouth

Stir on ice, pour into a rocks glass with ice, garnish with an orange twist.

Oaken Martinez Cocktail

2 oz Oaken Gin
3/4 oz sweet vermouth
1/4 oz maraschino liqueur
Dash of Angostura Bitters

Shake and strain into chilled cocktail glass, lemon twist garnish.

Vesper

2 oz Victoria Gin
3/4 oz Left Coast Hemp Vodka
1/2 Lillet Blanc

Shaken and strained into a martini glass, garnished with a lemon twist.

Stiff Upper Lip

1 1/2 oz Victoria Gin
1/4 oz elder flower cordial
1/4 oz Campari
2 dashes Twisted & Bitter Orange

Build over ice with an orange twist.

The Royal Treatment

1 1/2 oz Victoria Gin
4 oz white cranberry juice
sparkling wine
kiwi slices
some raspberries
some blackberries
6 mint leaves

Add ice to a wine glass, add Gin, juice, and top with sparkling wine. Add fruit and mint. Stir, drink, love.

Created by Elizabeth Savage for our 2010 Toronto Cocktail Competition.

Victoria’s Secret

2 oz Victoria Gin
1 egg white
1 1/2 oz lemon juice
1 pinch fresh coriander
1/2 tsp fresh ginger
1/2 oz maple syrup
1 pinch fresh ground pepper

Muddle ingredients and shake with ice. Strain into martini glass. Garnish with pepper.

Created by Barchef’s Frankie Solarik for Vic Gin’s Toronto launch, May 2009.

The Violet Petal

2 oz Victoria Gin
1/2 oz Noilly Prat dry vermouth
1/4 oz Giffard Violette (use a light hand as Violette can dominate)
Absinthe rinse (the Doctor uses a mister)

Stir ingredients over ice and strain into a vintage cocktail glass. Garnish with a lemon twist.

Created by Robin Kaufman at Uva in Vancouver