Three Cocktails for World Gin Day

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The phrase “better letter than never” seems to truly define the Cocktails, 365 experience. We have these grand plans of involvement in major events in the cocktail movements of the day and then we promptly get involved with enjoying the event and not writing about it. Specifically, today, we’re talking about World Gin Day.

REVIEW – FEW Barrel Gin


Cocktails, 365 Rating: ★★★★★

This is a well-balanced aged gin that can really open up to both newcomers and gin veterans alike. It mixes well, and is an excellent addition to a still-small section of the gin world.

REVIEW – FEW Standard Issue Gin


Cocktails, 365 Rating: ★★★★★

Between the sheer uniqueness of the base grains creating a creamier gin and the powerful wallop of the higher proof, this has quickly become one of our favorite Navy strength gins. It’s balanced, powerful, and beautiful.

American Scribbles


American Scribbles keeps the FEW American Gin front and center, and tempers some of the sweetness with the bitters and plays on the citrus bite with the orange liqueur.

REVIEW – FEW American Gin


Cocktails, 365 Rating: ★★★★☆

At first blush it came across as a sweeter than we prefer for a gin. However, revisiting the sample, the uniqueness began to endear it to ourselves.

Diva’s Lament

Diva's Lament Preperation

For the past several seasons, Cocktails, 365 has been honored to be the official mixologist of the Depot Theater Company and Imbibe! at the Depot Theater Company in Dodge City. We take our duty of making paired cocktails quite seriously. It’s all part of the upper level service people can expect when they come to […]

Gin and Tonic – The Original Anti-Malarial Cocktail


So, kiddies. Let’s take a little walk down cocktail history lane. Why was the Gin and Tonic invented? Well, it had a lot to do with Britain, the India Company, and merchant expansion. From the BBC: When the British were in the East they became susceptible to malaria and eventually found out that quinine, an […]

Princess Mary

Princess Mary

August 24, 2013 (Day 107) – Princess Mary You know, we’ve been hitting the brutal cocktails pretty hard lately. I think we’re long overdue for a foofy cocktail. The problem, you have to understand, is that there really aren’t a lot foofy classic cocktails. Our grandparents, great-grandparents, and their ancestors loved their booze. And, they […]

Pineapple Bronx

Pineapple Bronx

August 23, 2013 (Day 106) – Pineapple Bronx It seems to surprise many people that exotic fruits such as pineapple were featured so prominently in pre-prohibition cocktails. However, as more and more people became flush with money, access to these fruits became easier, not to mention the status it instilled in those who could fork […]



August 21, 2013 (Day 104) – Negroni I was legitimately surprised, digging through the archives of Cocktails, 365, to discover that we hadn’t covered the traditional Negroni. This drink has one of the best flavor-complexity-to-mixing-difficulty ratios you’ll find the classic cocktail world. It’s one of the easiest drinks to make, and also one that’s almost […]