The Walnut Social Gin Cocktail

A beautiful gin cocktail that is dark and smooth. With a touch of walnut bitters that adds the perfect touch to this libation!

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I love to go to restaurants to see what’s on the cocktail menu. After sampling, I go home and try to make my own version. This is less expensive than always drinking at a bar not to mention fun!

I recently had a drink at a local restaurant and I couldn’t wait to make it! This drink reminds me a little of a Negroni. It’s great for sipping by the fire, entertaining friends or ending your day after the kids go to bed.

I made this with a bourbon barrel gin I got for Christmas from Captive Spirits. It’s a little spicy and dark, perfect pairing with the black walnut bitters. Be careful, it’s boozy but so smooth and delicious it’s easy to drink quickly!

Here’s what you need:

The Walnut Social Cocktail

2 oz. Gin (Barrel-Aged Gin or Old)

1 oz. Cardamaro Amaro or your favorite herbal liquor

3-4 dashes Black Walnut Bitters

Orange peel garnish (for aromatics and style)

This cocktail should be stirred and not shaken and served on a large rock. I use my vegetable peeler to get my orange peel perfect with no pith. Twist the peel and rub on the rim of your glass and then add on top of the cube. The oil and aroma adds to the depth of the drink.

Cheers! 🥃

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