"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.