Cocktails with:

gin cocktails

Lady Outremont

In 1833, Louis-Tancrède Bouthillier built a residence he named Outre-Mont; this lovely house still stands today. A vibrant cocktail ode to history and timeless sophistication.

  • 1 1/2 oz CIRKA Gin Sauvage
  • 3/4 oz thyme syrup
  • 1 oz pink grapefruit juice
  • 3/4 oz fresh lemon juice

Method

Thyme Syrup Recipe: Boil 10 thyme sprigs in 1 litre of water. Infuse for 10 minutes. Add 1 litre of white sugar and bring to a boil. Remove the thyme sprigs and let cool.

Preparation: Shake all ingredients together. Filter using a fine strainer and pour into a pre-chilled glass.

Garnish

Lemon zest wrapped around a thyme sprig.

Serving Glass

Martini or tall wine glass.

CIRKA GINTO

A simple, refreshing classic.

  • 1 1/2 OZ CIRKA GIN SAUVAGE
  • TONIC (OUR PREFERENCE: FEVER TREE)

Method

Combine gin with ice to top of glass. Add tonic to fill top of glass. Garnish with a lemon slice.

Garnish

Rondelle de citron

Serving Glass

Old Fashioned

CASSIS DU CANTON

Look toward Québec’s Eastern Townships to indulge in delicious wild berries.

  • 1/2 OZ CIRKA GIN SAUVAGE
  • 1/2 OZ CASSIS LIQUEUR
  • 1/2 OZ WHITE LILLET
  • 1/4 OZ SUGAR CANE SYRUP
  • 3/4 OZ LEMON JUICE

Method

Combine all ingredients together in a shaker. Shake well. Filter in a glass previously filled with ice.

Garnish

Spruce tips

Serving Glass

Martini or Coupette

UN FRÈRE DE MONASTIR

Inspired by a friend who brings the art of cocktails to a whole new level.

  • 2 1/4 OZ CIRKA GIN SAUVAGE
  • 1/2 OZ RED VERMOUTH
  • 1/2 OZ LAVENDER SYRUP
  • 1/4 OZ APPLE JUICE
  • 2 DASHES OF ANGOSTURA ORANGE BITTERS

Method

Combine all ingredients together in a glass and mix with a bar spoon for 10 seconds. Filter and pour into a glass filled with ice.

Garnish

A lavender sprig

Serving Glass

Martini or Coupette

CIRKA NEGRONI

A negroni like no other. Take a walk on the sauvage side.

  • 1 OZ CIRKA GIN SAUVAGE
  • 1 OZ VERMOUTH
  • 1 OZ CAMPARI

Method

Combine all ingredients into a mixing glass. Mix with a bar spoon for 10 seconds.  Filter in a glass filled with ice.

Garnish

Orange zest

Serving Glass

Old Fashioned

Le Rizzuto

This cocktail packs a powerful punch. Nuff said.

  • 1 oz CIRKA Gin Sauvage
  • 1 oz Vermouth
  • 1/4 oz espresso coffee
  • 2 drops Angostura Bitters

Method

Using a bar spoon, blend all ingredients together in a glass filled with ice. Filter and pour into a pre-chilled glass.

Garnish

Orange zest and black cherries on a cocktail stick.

Serving Glass

Martini

Notre-Dame-de-Grog

Keep heading west to find what you’re looking for. Chill out with a warm blanket of cocktails.

  • 2 oz CIRKA Gin Sauvage
  • 1 1/4 oz beet syrup
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 3 cloves
  • 1 oz lemon juice
  • 2 oz hot water
  • 1 teaspoon of salted butter

Method

Beet Syrup Recipe: Boil 5 beets (without vinegar) in 1 litre of water. Infuse for 10 minutes. Add 1 litre of white sugar and bring to a boil. Remove beets and let cool.

Preparation: Bring all ingredients to a boil and pour directly into glass.

Garnish

Lemon slice with embedded cloves on a cocktail stick.

Serving Glass

Mug or metal cup

gin375 cocktails

Crimson Clover

This sublime cocktail creation by Montréal mixologist, Maximilliano Vallée Valetta, is inspired by the Clover Club cocktail: a feast for the eyes that tastes as exquisite as it looks.

  • 2 OZ CIRKA OLD TOM GIN375
  • 3/4 OZ RASPBERRY & GREEN ALDER SYRUP
  • 3/4 OZ LEMON JUICE
  • 1 EGG WHITE

Method

Raspberry & green alder syrup: Boil 500ml raspberries and 6g of green alder in 500ml of water. Add 500ml of sugar and bring to another boil. Filter through a strainer and let cool.

Preparation: Combine all ingredients together in a shaker without ice. Shake well. Add ice and shake vigorously. Filter in a glass previously filled with ice.

Garnish

3 raspberries

Serving Glass

Coupette ou Martini

GIMLET 375

This alluring cocktail creation by Montréal mixologist, Max Coubès, is inspired by a classic Gimlet: the Cordial syrup adds a refreshing twist with a slightly spicy, warm finish.

  • 2 OZ CIRKA OLD TOM GIN375
  • 2 OZ GRAPEFRUIT CORDIAL SYRUP

Method

Grapefruit cordial syrup: Boil all ingredients together for 8 minutes Filter and let cool. 375 ml water + 200 ml lime juice + 100 ml grapefruit juice.  250 ml sugar + 7 star anise + 2 teaspoons red peppercorns + ½ teaspoon cloves. ½  fresh grapefruit and ½ fresh lime slices.  

Preparation: Combine all ingredients together and shake vigorously. Filter in a glass previously filled with ice.

Garnish

Lime slice (dehydrated)

Serving Glass

Old Fashioned

vodka cocktails

PETIT MAGHREB

A cocktail inspired by the delicate aromas of the Mediterranean.

  • 1 1/2 OZ CIRKA VODKA
  • 1 OZ FIG SYRUP
  • 3 DASHES OF ANGOSTURA ORANGE
  • 1/8 OZ ORANGE BLOSSOM WATER
  • 3/4 OZ LEMON JUICE
  • 1/2 OZ EGG WHITE

Method

Fig syrup recipe: Cut 5 figs in half and bring to a boil in 500ml of water. Once figs have softened, mix gentlly with a hand mixer and let boil for 2 minutes. Add 500ml of sugar and continue to boil.  Cool and filter through a strainer.

Preparation:  Mix all ingredients in a shaker. Shake firmly without ice. Shake again with ice. Filter and pour into a pre-chlled glass.

Garnish

Sprig of dill

Serving Glass

Martini

L'ExCentris

A tribute to cinema and Montréal cinephiles.

  • 1 1/2 oz CIRKA Vodka Terroir
  • 1/2 oz Fernet-Branca
  • 1 oz Hazelnut Syrup
  • 1 oz Pear juice
  • 3/4 oz Lemon juice
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 3 dashes of Angostura Bitter
  • Brio

Method

Combine all ingredients (except the Brio) into a shaker. Shake firmly without ice. Shake again with ice. Filter through a fine strainer into a pre-chilled glass. Top with Brio.

Serving Glass

Martini or Coupette

Le Gilford

The bohemian rhapsody of cocktails, inspired by the eclectic vibe in Montréal’s Le Plateau district.

  • 1 1/2 oz CIRKA Vodka Terroir
  • 1 oz Almond Syrup
  • 1/4 oz Absinthe
  • 3/4 oz fresh lemon juice
  • 1 egg white

Method

Shake all ingredients together firmly (without ice). Add ice and shake vigorously a second time. Filter cocktail using a fine strainer and pour into a glass filled with ice.

Garnish

Whole almonds

Serving Glass

Old Fashioned

Terroir Martini

A classic...with a new twist.

  • 2 oz CIRKA Vodka Terroir
  • 1/2 oz White Vermouth

Method

Mix all ingredients together in a glass filled with ice using a bar spoon. Filter with a strainer into a pre-chilled glass.

Garnish

Lemon zest

Serving Glass

Martini or Coupette

Le verger d'Oka

An homage to the gorgeous apple orchards northwest of Montreal.

  • 1 1/4 oz CIRKA Vodka Terroir
  • 1 oz apple juice
  • 1/2 oz Québec maple syrup
  • 3/4 oz fresh lemon juice
  • 1 dash Angostura Bitters
  • Top with sparkling apple cider

Method

Shake all ingredients together firmly (without sparking apple cider). Filter cocktail using a fine strainer and pour into a glass. Add sparking apple cider.

Garnish

Sliced apples

Serving Glass

Champagne flute

YUL LIV

The excitement of a brand new adventure starts with this exhilarating cocktail.

  • 1 1/2 OZ CIRKA VODKA TERROIR
  • 1 OZ KUMQUAT, ANIS AND CLOVE SYRUP
  • 3/4 OZ LIME JUICE
  • GINGER BEER

Method

Kumquat syrup recipe: Cut 10 kumquats in half, let boil in 500ml of water. When kumquats have softened, mix lightly with a hand mixer.  Add 4 star anis and 5 cloves and let boil another 2 minutes. Add 500ml of sugar and bring to a boil. Cool and filter through a stainer.

Preparation: Mix all ingredients together, excluding the ginger beer. Shake firmly. Filter and pour into a glass filled with ice. Top with ginger beer.  

Garnish

Whole kumquat, mint leaves.

Serving Glass

Collins

Verdun Beach

Scenic waterfront views in the heart of Montréal? Oh yeah. A cocktail that cools and exhilarates.

  • 1 1/4 oz CIRKA Vodka Terroir
  • 3/4 oz cranberry juice
  • 3/4 oz orange juice
  • 3/4 oz lime juice
  • 3/4 oz simple syrup
  • 1/4 oz of Angostura Bitters

Method

Simple syrup recipe: Mix 1 litre of sugar and 1 litre of water together and bring to a boil. Let cool.

Preparation: Shake all ingredients together and pour into a glass without filtering. Add crushed ice.

Garnish

Sliced lime pieces, an umbrella and straws.

Serving Glass

Old Fashioned or Collins

Papy Saint Georges

A no fuss cocktail for the holidays inspired by our grumpy grandpas and our love for them !

  • 2 oz CIRKA Vodka Terroir
  • 1/2 oz White Vermouth
  • 1/4 oz Chartreuse
  • 1/4 oz Cinnamon Syrup
  • 2 dashes of Angostura Bitter Orange

Method

Mix all ingredients together with a bar spoon in a glass filled with ice. Filter and pour into a pre-chilled glass.

Garnish

Star anise

Serving Glass

Old Fashioned