Gin and Ginger Fizz
Cold, gingery, citrusy and refreshing–all describe this perfect cocktail for hot weather. Today, friends and I experimented in putting together ingredients for an icy summer drink using the ginger liqueur Canton. I discovered this lovely liqueur recently and it quickly became a favorite—gingery, piquant, but not as intense as ginger root.
2 oz. Canton Liqueur
2 oz. Hendrick’s Gin*
1 ½ oz. (1 jigger) freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 oz. simple syrup**
Lemon and cucumber slices
In a cocktail shaker filled with ice cubes, add Canton, Gin, lemon juice and sugar syrup. Shake vigorously. Pour into a balloon glass over ice cube and top with tonic water. Garnish with lemon and cucumber slices.
*I recommend Hendrick’s Gin with its curious essence of cucumber and rose petals.
**Simple syrup can be made by bringing equal amounts of sugar and water to a boil and then simmering a few minutes until sugar is dissolved. Remove when syrup begins to thicken and store in refrigerator.
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