La Coloniale Recipe

La Coloniale Cocktail Recipe
It does not get much simpler than this little martini and if you love ginger, La Coloniale will be a perfect fit. Photo Courtesy: Shannon Graham
  • Total: 3 mins
  • Prep: 3 mins
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: 1 serving
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
191 Calories
1g Fat
18g Carbs
3g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1 serving
Amount per serving
Calories 191
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 1%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 12mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 18g 7%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Protein 3g
Calcium 55mg 4%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Ginger is a great cocktail flavor which has become more popular in recent years, particularly since the release of Domaine de Canton (a ginger liqueur). La Coloniale is as simple as the Ginger Martini but uses gin instead of vodka, which adds a depth to the drink.

What you do want to do is use a premium gin - something like Tanqueray or Martin Miller's - to balance out the ginger-botanical profile of the cocktail. Many of the value gins lack the complexity necessary to pull this drink off well. The cucumber slice is a nice touch here as well because it adds subtle freshness to the drink and works well against the ginger.


  • 1 1/2 ounces gin
  • 1 1/2 ounces ginger liqueur
  • Cucumber slice for garnish

Steps to Make It

  1. Pour the ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice.

  2. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

  3. Garnish with a cucumber slice.