Thursday, September 27, 2012
Cocktail: G&T Supersized
This drink takes flavors common to gin--juniper, found in many gins, and cucumber, which Hendrick's gin is known for--and "supersizes" them by adding extra doses. It's quite refreshing.
2 juniper berries
1/2 oz. juniper syrup (see recipe)
2 tbsp. peeled, chopped cucumber
1/2 oz. lime juice
2 oz. gin
4 oz. tonic water
lime peel (optional garnish)
1. Add juniper berries and juniper syrup to a highball glass. Crush berries into syrup with a muddler (don't muddle excessively). Add ice to glass.
2. Add cucumber and lime juice to a shaker. Muddle vigorously. Add ice and gin, and shake until cold. Strain into highball. Top with tonic and lime peel.