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Hebral Remedy 3: Not-So-Classic Gin and Tonic

Posted by Matt Cipriano | 1 Comment

Today’s recipe comes to us by way of OverTheHillAndOnARoll (an LA Blog for “Folks… who like livin’ the good life.”), their thoughts on Gin are pretty similar to mine. I haven’t yet had a chance to sample this one, but it sounds super refreshing, especially with the hint of cucumber.

2 oz of Gin
5 oz of Tonic Water
3 cucumber slices
1 sprig of rosemary
1 wedge of lime
Soda Water

Place the cucumber slices at the bottom of the highball glass. Squeeze lime juice into glass and slightly muddle the cucumber. Add sprig of rosemary and fill highball glass with ice. Add Gin, tonic, and finish off with a splash of soda water. If you prefer a less sweet cocktail, add less tonic water and more soda water.

Now, technically, I guess this is kind of a cheat, the rosemary acts more as a garnish then an actual ingredient, but I am guessing it is strong enough to either flavor the drink or acts an an aromatic and influences the taste through scent. Either way this definitely sounds like one to try.


One Response to “Hebral Remedy 3: Not-So-Classic Gin and Tonic”

  1. danny
    August 6th, 2008 @

    Thanks for the link! BTW, you’re right about the rosemary….it acts more like an aromatic and compliments the juniper flavor of the gin….hope you enjoy it!

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