Spirits of the Season 2014: Nolet’s Silver Dry Gin For Christmas Cocktails

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Spirits of the Season 2014 will bring you the hottest new recipes, spirits and wines from the coolest distilleries, vineyards, restaurants and bars from all across the globe!

Christmas, Hanukkah and New Year’s Eve and Day are all about friends, family and food, the planning and pairing of spirits and wines for some magnificent meals.

The time compression and stress can be alleviated with having a tasty cocktail to unwind after work or when everyone piles over for a visit.

If you’re looking for some festive gin spirits to usher in winter, Nolet’s Silver Dry Gin is an exceptional pour, at $50 a bottle, it’s pricey but one that makes an impression.

Nolet’s hails from Holland, a decidedly unpredictable ultra-premium gin flavored with unexpected ingredients. Nolet’s (distilled from wheat same as sister spirit Ketel One Vodka) has a perfume punch thanks to Turkish rose petals. Nolet’s is a floral explosion, less Juniper (hardly noticeable) with lingering notes of stone fruits like peach and raspberry. Adding citrus elements to it tempers the flower power.

For the well-heeled overs of really good gin, there’s Nolet’s Reserve Dry Gin, a saffron and verbena-tinged limited edition bottling that runs upwards of $700+



Santa’s Little Mule

Created by Daniel Ponsky, Vitello’s (North Hollywood, CA)

  • 2 oz. NOLET’S Silver Dry Gin
  • 1 oz. House Falernum Elixir (Sugar, Clove, Nutmeg, Ginger, Cinnamon, Vanilla Bean, Absinthe, Orange)
  • .75 oz. Fresh Lime Juice

Club Soda to top

No-lets, Let’s Get Angry!

Created by Bill Hill and Camila Dizon, The Oaks Tavern (Sherman Oaks, CA)

  • 2 oz. NOLET’S Silver Dry Gin
  • 2 oz. House Made Mulled Hard Apple Cider (Angry Orchard Crisp, Cinnamon, Ginger, Allspice, Nutmeg)
  • 1 oz. Pomegranate Float

Garnish: Orange rind & pomegranate seeds

Glass: Mason jar

NOLET’S Silver Cranberry Cordial


  • 1.25 oz. NOLET’S Silver Dry Gin
  • 1 oz. Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 1 Teaspoon Cranberry Reduction*

Add all ingredients to a mixing glass with ice. Shake well. Fine strain into a coupe glass. Garnish with a rosemary sprig.

*To make Cranberry Reduction: Add 1 Cup Fresh Cranberries, 1 Cup Orange Juice, and 0.5 cup Simple Syrup to a pan. Simmer until reduction is formed. Strain into a glass storage container.

NOLET’S Silver Apple Cider Punch


  • 750 ml NOLET’S Silver Dry Gin
  • 2.25L Fresh Apple Cider
  • 2 Whole Lemons, juiced
  • Lemon Wheels
  • Green Apple Wheels

Add all ingredients to a punch bowl with a large ice block. Stir well to combine. Serve over ice in a rocks glass and garnish with a thin slice of green apple.

NOLET’S Silver Clover Club


  • 2 oz. NOLET’S Silver Dry Gin
  • 0.5 oz. Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 1 Bar Spoon Raspberry Simple Syrup
  • 1 Egg White

Add ingredients to a mixing glass. Dry shake until emulsified (about 1 minute). Add ice and shake again, vigorously. Double strain into a chilled martini or coupe glass. Garnish with three raspberries.

NOLET’S Silver Milk Punch

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  • 1.25 oz. NOLET’S Silver Dry Gin
  • 3 oz. Milk
  • 1 oz. Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 3 Raspberries
  • 1 Strawberry

Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass with ice. Shake well. Strain into a rocks or tulip glass. Garnish with grated nutmeg.



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