English Afterthought3

English Afterthought

English Afterthought

* 2 ounces gin
* 1/2 ounce St. Germain
* 1 Tbsp fresh blueberries
* 1 Tbsp fresh ginger, peeled and thinly sliced
* Ginger beer

Muddle blueberries and ginger in glass. Fill glass with ice, then add gin and St. Germain. Stir well and top with ginger beer. Garnish with a few more fresh blueberries.

As printed, this recipe calls for the ginger to be finely chopped, but the “tip” section on the same page suggests it should be sliced. I decided that sliced is the way to go, as the ginger is muddled in the glass and you probably don’t want a mouthful of ginger bits when you’re drinking this. I used Fentiman’s ginger beer.

This recipe comes from the latest issue of Imbibe Magazine and was created by Michael Geist at The Edison in Los Angeles. I’m not a fan of The Edison, as I wrote last summer, but I’ll give them credit for making a nice cocktail even if I don’t plan to order one in person.

Sarai took this photo in front of the blueberries growing in our front yard. I can’t wait until those are ready to harvest.

Comments 3 Comments So Far

Kyle

How did you manage to so thoroughly muddle your blueberries? Both yours and the magazines photos seem to have them thoroughly dissolved, but the drink I made (as well as a few other pics I found online) showed them remaining a bit chunkier. Is it just a case of more muddling? I admit that I was a bit influenced by all the talk of not over muddling mint that I have been reading recently, so maybe I went too easy on the blueberries.

Kenn | kennwilson.com

It’s an illusion. Notice that you can’t see the bottom of the glass in this picture, which means you don’t see the blueberry and ginger chunks at the bottom (I didn’t intentionally hide those; this was just the best picture of the bunch).

I was pretty hard on them, but that was mainly to get the most flavor out of the ginger. For this drink I used a muddler with points, not a flat one, and that helped break up the berries pretty well.

Lauren B

I’m drinking one right now. And I drank one yesterday. And I’ll probably drink one tomorrow. I’m moving across the country in a couple of weeks and almost everything is in boxes EXCEPT the cocktail supplies! :-)