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A Twist on a Classic

Inspired by Tony Abou-Ganim‘s suggestion in his book The Modern Mixologist, I infused some Plymouth gin with rosemary. Then I cast about the Web for ideas as to what to do with it. Here’s the result, and a very pleasing concoction it is:

Into a Highball or Collins glass (something tallish, although a shorter Old-Fashioned glass would also be ok), add:

  • the juice of half a lime
  • a near equal amount of simple syrup

Stir vigorously to combine. Add 3 – 4 ice cubes, depending on the size of your glass.

Now, the key ingredient:

  • 2 oz. rosemary-infused gin (or, 1 1/2 oz might do as well)

Stir again, this time elegantly with a long spoon, and get the ice cubes moving. In my case, try to emulate the technique of stirring as demonstrated by Mr. Abou-Gamin. Or find a demo on YouTube; there’s sure to be one.

Now, top off the glass with Tonic Water, stir once more, gently, to combine but do not allow the drink to fizz over. Enjoy this slight tweak of the gin and tonic. Cheers.

 

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