Itâ€™s the weekend; we are having dinner with friends so naturally the most important question is â€œWhat are we drinking?â€ As Iâ€™ve posted, I love making drinks and trying out new recipes. This one, Iâ€™m stealing from a local restaurant because I had it there first even though its very, very close to a recipe Iâ€™ve made many times but never used Fever-Tree tonic.
When I make drinks and try to translate so others can make them, I find it easier to put measurements into parts so whether you are making an individual drink and measuring shots/ounces or if you are making a batch and measuring cups you can get the right drink every time. This is very important when you are having a group of people over – you don’t want to be stuck making drinks all night. I suggest pre-making a batch and then adding anything “fizzy” (tonic, seltzer, prosecco, etc) once the drink has been poured.
This one is super simple, you need:
– 2 parts Beefeater Gin (and yes, this totally violates my Hendricks, Sapphire and even Tanqueray sensibilities but trust me, itâ€™s good)
– 1 part St Germain
– Â½ bottle of Fever-Tree tonic
– lemon wedge
– lime wedge
The basic steps:
– fill your cocktail glass with ice
– if your ice is from your freezer and not a bag of â€œfreshâ€ ice, rinse your ice. Again, trust me on this, have you ever smelled your hands after grabbing a handful of ice from the freezer? Gross. Rinse your cubes.
– Pour in Beefeater, then St Germain then top with Fever-Tree
– Garnish with lemon and lime. They aren’t there just for looks though, be sure to squeeze them into your drink
Iâ€™ll admit, I like to stir this drink a little, St Germain is heavy and tends to sit on the bottom.
Thatâ€™s it. Super-simple. Enjoy!