Once upon a time, people could easily stroll in and out of stores, buying anything and everything that they wanted. Now, that little jaunt requires wearing a hazmat suit and using all the room in your cart to buy ALL the toilet paper and cleaning wipes that you can snatch before everyone else in the store can breathe on you. So today and over the next few weeks, I'll be sharing some classic cocktails that will only require a few ingredients that you might have on hand.
If you happen to venture out to the store (or please, try delivery) it's never a bad idea to throw in some limes, lemons, oranges, grapefruits as well as some mixers such as tonic water, club soda, ginger beer and maybe some fruit juices into your cart. These items will last a long time in your fridge and can do double duty in meal prep.
Warmer temperatures are knocking on the backdoor so for todays cocktail, I thought Gin was in order. A refreshing drink that pairs nicely with a little citrus, will certainly cure what ales you.
His Gin & Tonic Ingredients
11/2 to 2 oz gin (Aviation)
Fill a tall glass with ice, 3/4 of the way up. Add gin and squeeze as much lime as you like over the ice, throw the wedge in for good measure, top with tonic and stir.
Her Gin Rickey
2 oz gin (Hendricks)
Fill a tall glass with ice, 3/4 of the way up. Add gin and squeeze as much lime as you like over the ice, throw the wedge in for good measure, top with club soda and stir.
And for those that need a little sugar to round everything out....
Bless Your Heart Gin Gimlet
2 oz gin
3/4 oz lime juice
3/4 oz simply syrup (or to taste)
Pick your glass: A chilled coupe or martini glass. Or a rocks glass filled with ice.
Fill a cocktail shaker with ice and add all ingredients. Stir until very cold with a cocktail spoon then strain into your glass of choice.
Mix 1:1 ratio of sugar to water in small saucepan. Bring to a boil, stirring until the sugar has dissolved. Cool. Can be stored for several weeks in refrigerator.