How to Drink

Cocktails & Recipes

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Wild Barking Mule

Ingredients:

2 oz WildBark West Texas Dry Gin

2 oz Ginger Beer

Serve over Ice

Recipe:

A built cocktail in a Mule Mug or highball glass.

Remove WildJune from cooler or freezer.

Combine with the Ginger Beer.

No need for simple syrup. 

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WildBark Gin Paloma

Ingredients:

.75 oz lime (20 ml),

.5 oz simple syrup (2:1, rich) (15 ml),

1.5 oz WildBark gin (45 ml)

Splash of grapefruit juice (10 ml) / 2 oz soda to top (55 ml).

2 dashes Angostura orange bitters on top. Lime wheel garnish

Recipe:

10 second shake ingredients up to soda with ice, Double strain – to pint glass, top with soda and dashes of bitters. Garnish with lime wheel, or grapefruit (pictured)

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WildJune Negroni Rosa

Ingredients:

2 parts Strawberry Infused WildJune Western Style Gin*

2 parts Suze

2 parts Lillet Blanc (or Rose or Rouge)

1 part verjus (We used Left Coast Cellars Pinot Noir)

3 dashes hibiscus rose bitters (Bubb’s!)

2 dashes saline (20% solution)

Recipe:

Shake in your tin with ice until very chilled –

double strain,

and serve up in a chilled Nick and Nora glass (shown),

or chilled Martini glass…

*Make Strawberry Infused WildJune Western Style Gin by pureeing 1 pound hulled strawberries with one bottle frozen WildJune – refill the bottle and store in freezer, use remainder for your first round of Negronis. You could, conceivably, make a 1/2 batch.

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WildJune Pegu Club Cocktail

Ingredients:

1½ oz. WildJune gin (45 ml)
½ oz. Cointreau (15 ml)
¾ oz. fresh lime juice (20 ml)
2 dashes Angostura bitters (2 ml)

Recipe:

Tools: juicer, shaker, strainer. Glass: cocktail (Nick and Nora). Looks nice in a Martini glass, also.

Shake all the ingredients with ice, then strain into a chilled glass. 

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Wild Rose Hip Martini

Ingredients:

2 oz WildJune Western Style Gin

1 oz Wild Rose Hip Simple Syrup

Serve up with fresh rose hips as garnish

Recipe:

Forage for Wild Rose Hips (preferably after the first snow)

Make Wild Rose Hip Simple Syrup (preferably using Monk Fruit instead of sugar; straining off the seeds and skins of the rose hips

Mix 2 oz WildJune Western Style Gin + 1 oz Wild Rose Hip Simple Syrup in a shaker with ice & serve in a chilled martini glass with fresh rose hips as a garnish. Enjoy!

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WildBark Southside Fizz

Hugo Enslinn’s “Recipes for Mixed Drinks” 1916

Ingredients:

2 oz WildBark Gin (60 ml)

1 oz Lime juice (30 ml)

0.5 oz Rich simple syrup (2:1) (15 ml)

6-7 Mint leaves

Muddle mint and lime juice gently, add gin, syrup, ice, shake until chilled.

Double strain into chilled Nick and Nora glass. Top with a splash of chilled soda. Can be served in a highball or Collins glass as well, with a mint sprig garnish. Pictured with Angostura bitters, the way Al Capone supposedly liked them. 

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WildBark Southside

This is more frequently encountered version, that is built more along the lines of a WildBark Gin Mojito.

Ingredients:

2 oz WildBark Gin (60 ml)

1 oz Lime juice (30 ml)

0.5 oz Rich simple syrup (2:1) (15 ml)

6-7 Mint leaves

Top with 2 oz soda (60 ml)

Muddle mint and lime juice, add gin, syrup, ice, shake until chilled. Double strain into chilled Collins or Pint glass. Top with soda. Garnish with mint sprigs, and lime if desired. 

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Wild Mule

Ingredients:

2 oz WildJune Western Style Gin

2 oz Ginger Beer

Optional Lime Juice / Lime Garnish

Serve over Ice

Recipe:

A built cocktail in a Mule Mug or highball glass.

Remove WildJune Western Style Gin from cooler or freezer.

Combine with the Ginger Beer, (add 1/2 to 1 oz of Lime Juice if desired).

No need for simple syrup. (Garnish with lime wheel or wedge if desired).

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Wild Bing Martini

(Molly’s favorite)

Ingredients:

2 oz WildJune Western Style Gin

1 Bada Bing Cherry (from Tillens)

Ice

Recipe:

Shake WildJune Western Style Gin with ice. 

Strain into a martini glass & add cherry. 

** To make a Dirty Cherry, simply add more cherry juice to glass.

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Wild Watermelon

(Summertime Favorite)

Ingredients:

2 oz WildJune Western Style Gin

2 Cubes of Fresh Watermelon

8 Mint Leaves

Splash of Simple Syrup (optional)

Club Soda (Richard’s Sparkling Rainwater or Topo Chico)

Ice

Recipe:

Muddle the mint and fresh watermelon. 

Shake all ingredients with ice. 

Strain into a martini glass or serve in an ice-filled tumbler. 

Top off with Club Soda and garnish with mint

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 ‘The’ Texas Gin & Tonic

(aka ‘Texas Gin, Juniper & Tonic)

*a covid-inspired cocktail

Ingredients:

2 oz WildBark West Texas Dry Gin

1 oz Tonic Water

1 oz Wild LB&J Cocktail Enhancer (order online)

Rosemary sprig for garnish

Recipe:

In an ice-filled glass, pour all ingredients and stir well.

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WildHound

(Get your Bark on!)

Ingredients:

2.0 oz WildBark West Texas Dry Gin

0.75 oz Grapefruit Juice

0.5 oz Simple Syrup

Recipe:

Shake with ice, strain into a chilled glass. 

Garnish with a sprig of rosemary.

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HollyHock Martini

(created by Audrey Torres)

Ingredients:

2.5 oz WildJune Western Style GIn

2.5 oz Prosecco

Lemon Juice (squeeze a half lemon)

Dash of Simple Syrup

Recipe:

Stir all ingredients with Ice,

Strain and Serve in a Martini Glass with a Lemon Twist.

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Wild LB&J Smash

Ingredients:

In a shaker filled with ice, Add

1.5 oz WildJune Western Style Gin

0.5 oz Wild LB&J Cocktail Enhancer

0.5 oz Simple Syrup (1:1 sugar:H2O by weight)

0.5 oz fresh lemon juice (squeeze half a lemon)

Recipe:

In a shaker filled with ice,

add all ingredients then Shake & Strain, 

Garnish with a lemon twist.

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Texas Southside

(Essentially a ‘Gin Mojito’, Texas style)

Ingredients:

1.5 oz WildBark West Texas Dry Gin

1 oz fresh lime juice

0.5 oz Simple Syrup (1:1 sugar:H2O by weight)

8 mint leaves

Recipe:

Muddle the mint. 

Add rest of the ingredients and shake well with ice. 

Strain into a chilled glass. Garnish with mint. 

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Legit Texas Quarantini

(a covid-inspired cocktail)

Ingredients: 

2 oz WildBark West Texas Dry Gin

1 oz WildLB&J Cocktail Enhancer (order online) 

Optional: Basil leaf or Rosemary sprig for garnish. 

Recipe:

In an ice-filled shaker, stir all ingredients and strain into ice-filled tumbler or chilled martini glass.

Adding fresh rosemary or basil leaves adds a nice herbal touch.

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WildJune Bramble

Ingredients: 

1.5 oz WildJune Western Style Gin

.75 oz fresh lime juice (or fresh lemon juice)

.75 oz simple syrup

.75 oz crème de mûre (Blackberry Liqueur)

Garnish: Fresh lime (or fresh lemon), blackberries

Recipe:

In your shaker, filled with ice, pour the WildJune Western Style Gin, lime (or lemon) juice, and simple syrup (to taste).

Shake that thing.

Strain the drink into a highball glass filled with (crushed) ice. 

Drizzle the cremé de mûre (or other berry liqueur) on top of the drink and garnish with a lime (or lemon) slice and blackberries.

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Free Range Nurse

Ingredients:

2 parts WildJune Western Style Gin (WildBark West TX Dry Gin for more herbal style)

1 part Free Range Nurse Syrup (below)

Top with seltzer

Syrup Ingredients:

1 cup water, 1 cup sugar, About 1/4 of a pear, sliced 

Two sprigs fresh rosemary, 1 cinnamon stick

Bring to a simmer and then let steep for at least 30 minutes.

Reserve the pear slices to use as garnish.

Recipe:

Shake WildJune Western Style Gin & syrup in an ice filled shaker,

strain into a rocks glass with fresh rocks,

top with seltzer after that.

Garnish with a slice of pear from the syrup, and a sprig of rosemary or pine.

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