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    Recipes: Unique gin cocktails perfect for summer

    Four New England distillers serve up delicious and original gin-based drink recipes.

    visitor enjoys a sample in the tasting room of Rhode Island’s Sons of Liberty.
    Webb Chappell for the Boston Globe
    A visitor enjoys a sample in the tasting room of Rhode Island’s Sons of Liberty.

    Bershire Mountain Distillers’ Greylock Negroni

    1 1/2 ounces Berkshire Mountain Distillers Greylock Gin

    1 ounce Campari

    1 ounce Carpano Antica Formula Vermouth

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    Orange twist

    Place a generous amount of crushed ice into a cocktail shaker. Add the gin, Campari, and vermouth and shake well. Serve with an orange twist on the rocks or in a chilled cocktail glass.

    Maine Distilleries’ Basil Tom Collins

    5 basil leaves (and a sprig for garnish)

    2 ounces Cold River Gin

    1/2 ounce fresh lemon juice

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    1/2 ounce fresh lime juice

    1/2 ounce simple syrup

    Muddle basil leaves in a cocktail shaker, add gin, juices, simple syrup, and ice. Shake and strain into a Collins glass with ice, top with club soda, garnish with a sprig of fresh basil.

    Sons of Liberty’s True Born Paloma

    1 1/2 ounces True Born Gin

    1/2 ounce simple syrup

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    1/2 ounce fresh lime juice

    Pinch of salt

    1 12-ounce bottle Jarritos grapefruit soda

    Lime wheel for garnish

    Place a generous amount of crushed ice into a cocktail shaker. Add gin, simple syrup, lime juice, and salt and shake. Strain into a Collins glass full of ice. Top with Jarritos grapefruit soda and garnish with a lime wheel.

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    Caledonia Spirits’ Mind Your Own

    1 1/2 ounces Tom Cat Gin

    3/4 ounce honey sage syrup

    3/4 ounce chilled camomile tea

    1/2 ounce Lillet Blanc

    1/4 ounce Blandy’s Sercial Madeira

    Honey sage syrup: In a medium saucepan, add 1/2 cup each honey and water, plus 3 sage leaves, and heat until the honey dissolves fully. Remove from stove and let cool overnight with the sage leaves in the syrup. Remove the sage before serving.

    Cocktail: Mix syrup and remaining ingredients with ice in a cocktail shaker. Shake, strain, and serve up, preferably in a Nick and Nora glass and garnished with fresh sage.

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