Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Amber's Ginger Gimlet!

 couple of weekends ago I had some friends over for mac and cheese.  I had them over with the express intention of posting the mac and cheese recipe at this very blog.  I also decided to make some cocktails for the little shindig.  Well the mac and cheese turned out quite well but the gimlets I made were just scrumpious.  The perfect blend of crisp gin and citris to make ones mouth water.  So instead of posting of the mac and cheese I will leave you with the recipe for my gimlets.
Ginger sweet and sour mix:
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 1/2 cups water
1   3" piece of fresh ginger, peeled and cut into 1/4 inch pieces
Juice from 12 lemons
Juice from 7 limes
Juice from 1 orange
Make a simple syrup out of the sugar and water with the fresh ginger pieces added into the mix.  While this is happening juice your fruit.  Once the syrup has cooled, remove the ginger pieces and set aside.  Mix the syrup into the juice and put in the fridge to cool.  Pulse the ginger in a food processor and add to the mixture.  
When it is time for drinkies, mix 1 part gin (209 is my favorite, but whatever yours is will work.  Just make sure it is good quality, cheap gin tastes like pin needles and no amount of anything will hide that) with 1 half part mix.  Shake in a cocktail shaker with ice and pour into chilled up glasses.  Your guests will approve!  You think you don't like gin, well lets just say I won over two new gin drinkers with this little conconction.  It is a winner.

1 comment:

Teresa said...

so - fyi to the people. amber converted me to "good" gin about a year ago. and these gimlets rocked.