Published on Aug 11, 2012
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For nearly half a century, GQ has been a leading voice in men's magazines, covering men's style and culture from fashion and politics to travel, entertainment, sports, technology and relationships.
GQ has a rich history that dates all the way back to 1931 when the first issue of Apparel Arts was released. That's right, Apparel Arts. GQ actually began as a fashion trends magazine online for wholesale and retail fashion outlets. In 1958, Apparel Arts was reborn as a fashion section within Esquire and renamed Gentlemen's Quarterly. When it was sold off to Conde Nast in 1983, the magazine decided to shorten the name to GQ.
Bombay Sapphire Gin and GQ are now in their 5th year of the most inspired bartender competition. The last four years have proven to be a highly successful partnership for both brands. Showcasing top mixing talent across North America; 1,500 participants to be exact. Top bar talent all compete for a full feature in GQ magazine.
What makes a gin drink great?
Gin gets a bad rap. It's often thought as the harsher flavored cousin to vodka. Yes. Gin and tonic, Sloe gin fizz, and the Martini have their place in our hearts. Surprisingly, with a little care and tender love gin can surprise your entire palate. Aromatic, smooth and balanced. Gin has a loving relationship with fruits and berries. An affair with modifying spirits and a friendship with citrus.
The Modern Gambler is just an example of using fresh ingredients, basic techniques executed well and a superior base spirit.
Regardless, we dare you to try a great gin cocktail.
The Modern Gambler
2 oz Bombay Sapphire Gin
.75 oz St. Germain Liqueur
1 oz Lemon Juice
1 oz Simple Syrup
5 Mint sprigs
3 Jalapeno slices
Muddle blueberries, mint and jalapeno with simple syrup. Add remaining ingredients and shake over ice. Double strain into a chilled Martini glass.
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