A few weeks ago I spent a long weekend with my sisterfriend Cathy at her place in Birmingham. We planned some cooking, some shopping, some hanging out. Her wonderful hubby helped lubricate our weekend by providing some quality adult beverages.
It started out with a recipe that came with the gin, but we found that as written it made a weak, somewhat flavorless drink. So we took matters into our own hands and developed our own version. We doubled the gin (of course) and removed the soda … to come up with a very martini-like drink with a lovely summery flavor!
Here’s the modified recipe:
- 2 parts gin (use a really good quality gin like Hendricks – this is what makes the drink)
- 1 part simple syrup
- 1 part lemon juice
- 1 part grapefruit juice
- 1 spoonful (a bar spoon, or about 1 tsp) grenadine syrup
Put all ingredients in a shaker with ice and shake for 30-45 seconds. Strain into a chilled martini glass and garnish with a twist of lemon.