It's Friday, which means we're well overdue for a craft cocktail around here. Today I'm sipping on the Blush Gimlet - the sweet, tangy, and herbaceous cousin of the classic Gimlet. If you're looking for a lighter drink for summer days, try topping this one off with sparkling water for a blushing treat. blush-gimlet Blush Gimlet 1.5 oz gin 2 oz fresh grapefruit juice fresh sage leaves Muddle sage leaves at bottom of glass. Shake gin + grapefruit juice and pour over sage + ice. Top…
Gimlet Cocktail 1 1/2 cups vodka or gin 3/4 cup fresh lime juice 3/4 cup simple syrup Ice 6 strips lime zest (optional) $ Preparation In a pitcher or large measuring cup, combine vodka, lime juice, and simple syrup. Fill 6 glasses with ice and pour 1/2 cup gimlet into each one. Garnish with lime zest if you like. Serve immediately.
Feeling a little parched during brunch? The French 75 is a sparkling cocktail that's perfect before, during and after your egg and bacon sandwich. And with the option of rum or gin, this is one classic you’ll want to rediscover again and again.
Basil Gimlet Recipe Adapted from Scott Beattie’s Live Basil Gimlet in The New York Times Ingredients: 8 medium basil leaves 1 1/2 ounces gin 1 lime, juiced 1 to 2 teaspoons agave nectar, to taste Instructions: In a mixing glass, gently muddle the basil leaves. Add lime juice, agave nectar and gin. Fill with ice and shake well. Strain into a martini glass.