* 1 1/2 ounces gin
* 1 ounce sweet vermouth
* 3/4 ounce fresh lemon juice
* 1 ounce simple syrup
* 1 dash Angostura bitters
* Club soda
* Lemon peel for garnish
Shake all the ingredients except the club soda with ice and strain over ice into a collins glass. Top with club soda and garnish with a lemon peel spiral.
As you can see in the background of this picture, we’ve got a real excess of Meyer lemons at the moment so I’m hunting down recipes for them (this is also what led to the lemonade I posted last week). This was a good one, nice and lemony without being too tart. Gin and lime are a classic combination but gin and lemon works very well too.
Recipe from The Craft of the Cocktail
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Boy, I really wish I liked gin. It’s the base for so many great recipes — the recipe you posted here is a fine example. I find the smell of it very pleasing, but as soon as I taste it, I get a bad feeling. I can’t imagine it could still be because of a particularly ugly episode from my high school days, but who knows. I’m determined to make it my friend. Sarah doesn’t care for it either, though I don’t know why.
I used to not like gin too, I’m not sure why. But I tried it again last summer after not having any for a few years and discovered that it wasn’t so bad after all. A bartender in SF helped out by recommending and letting me sample some good ones.
We’ve made Plantations a couple times recently, which is another good gin cocktail. Try one of those; the grapefruit juice may help ease you into the gin.
Thanks for the tip, Kenn. I’ll definitely try a Plantation; it sounds delicious.
And good luck with getting into Campari, regardless of what Sarai might think about it. I think it’s swell (Sarah’s not as keen). I’ll give you a recipe for a Delirium, created and named especially for my baby. Only problem is, I know the ingredients, but not the proportions. So you’ll have to experiment or wait for me to do so (and share it with you, obviously).
Send me the recipe! We can each make our own and compare the results.
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