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7 gin cocktails to revive your 'Dunkirk Spirit'

"Dunkirk Spirit" is a phrase spoken in the United Kingdom when discussing that certain ability to press through harrowing circumstances with a gritty determination and a matching grin, inspired by the Allies who came together in Dunkirk during World War II.


More importantly, it's also the name of a particular brand of gin.

We like any excuse to drink, but this brand also gives back to veterans.

Since it's gin, we decided to get a little fancy — and you should, too. Try one of these cocktails and let us know what you think:

1. The Dunkirk 75

This comes straight from Dunkirk Spirit themselves, and is a winning version of a French 75, if you ask me.

Dunkirk Spirits puts their delicious twist on the French 75.

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2. Dunkirk G&T

Dunkirk Spirit's® own Dunkirk G&T is a classic gin and tonic, which, according to Winston Churchill, "saved more Englishman's lives, and minds, than all the doctors in the empire."

I don't know about all that, but I do know you need to have one if you've never tried it.

The gin is the star of the show here, but make sure your tonic water is fine.

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3. The Barrel Roll

Dunkirk Spirit® fashioned this tipple while imagining the WWII spitfire airplane barrel rolling. We approve of the barrel rolling.

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4. Dunkirk Martini

Another Dunkirk Spirit® concoction, the Dunkirk Martini is not for communists. If you're looking for the Churchill, leave the Vermouth and take the gin.

To make a "Churchill Martini", omit the vermouth.

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5. The Gunny St. Angel

The cooling Gunny St. Angel was sent to us by Rose St. Angel out of Atlanta, GA. An otherwise simple recipe, the muddled cucumber will be the most work.

Peeled and quartered, drop your cucumber and mint into your glass and smash it up. Carry on.

For those with an aversion to mint, try basil!

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6. The D.I. Collins

If you MUST order this from a bar as opposed to making your own at home, feel free to call it the D.I. Collins, and then just smirk when the bartender asks what that is.

*Kidding. Don't smirk at bartenders. Rude.

What you'd get if old Tom Collins joined the military.

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7. NCO's Canteen Cup

The classic Pimm's Cup is made better with the NCO's Canteen Cup. How? It's got extra gin.

Pimm's is a gin-based liquor, so a Pimm's cup generally doesn't have gin added to it. But go big or go home. Or just reduce the amount of Pimm's to one ounce.

Pimm's No. 1 is a gin based liquor, and a Pimm's cup doesn't come with the extra gin. The NCO's Canteen Cup is the perfect answer.

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