For tonight’s cocktail: THE SLOE GIN MARTINI
Decided it was time to try something new with our Pisco Porton that would go well with the hot weather we’ve been having. We started with a basic pisco sour recipe from Epicurious.
Wanted to try a margarita tonight that would be a bit different. Jasvir suggested a mango margarita since we happen to have mango juice in the house. For mine I had to give it a bit of a kick of spice and flash of color.
Tonight’s cocktail for cocktail hour was a Habanero Lime ‘Rita. Just something fun to try as I had just gotten a new bottle of Monin Habanero Lime Syrup. I knew right away that this would be perfect with tequilla.
Jasvir saw this Midsummer Solstice Gin in the liquor store a bit ago and knew that is was going to be good. So, what do you make with gin to try it out the first time? A gin martini of course!
For something with a bit more spice than a typical whiskey smash, I decided to bring some ginger syrup into the mix. The fresh lemon brightness is refreshing and with the ginger, it adds just a bit of warmth. This is a nice twist for a slightly cooler spring day.
Playing with bourbon and ginger flavors has me trying some different combinations based off of The Gold Rush cocktail from the Difford’s Guide website.
We are continuing our experimenting with Boodles Mulberry from Boodles Proper Gin and tonight we used it to make a Mulberry Sour from a Food&Wine recipe article, Mulberry Gin Is Just the Thing For Your Almost-Springtime Drinking.
Boodles Proper Gin introduced Boodles Mulberry as the first first-ever mulberry gin in America and we just had to try it. We decided that for our first cocktail we would use it to make a Bourbon & Mulberry.
So this post got published before I could really do a write up on the recipe so the original post just said, “Description – A nice refreshing sipper.”