Friday, June 1, 2012

Gin: It Does A Body Good

Gin.  It's in.  It's good.  Gin is complex, flavorful, and best of all?  It does a body good.  Yup.  It's true.  You're welcome.

Clover Club (Fresh, Farmers Market Version)
5 fresh raspberries
.5 oz. Cane Syrup
Muddle Well
.75 oz. fresh lemon juice
.5 oz. egg white
2 oz. Plymouth or Cap Rock gin
Dry shake
Add ice, shake and fine-strain into coupe glass
1 skewered raspberry and fresh sprig of mint for garnish

The Second Stringer
created for one of my regulars, who refers to me as Steve Young, and my predecessor as Joe Montana
.5 oz. Rosemary simple syrup, or to taste
.25 oz. Luxardo maraschino liqueur
1 small orange wedge
Muddle Well
.75 oz. fresh lime juice
.5 oz. fresh ruby red grapefruit juice
2 oz. St. George Botanivore gin
Shake well with ice; fine-strain into cocktail glass
Lime twist and 1/4 of a rosemary sprig for garnish

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