"If more of us valued food and cheer and song over hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world." - J.R.R. Tolkien
Tuesday, August 21, 2018
Squid Mixes: Gin Cooler
The cat days of summer...
A gin cooler combines gin with sugar and sparkling water, a lemon peel to garnish. My recipe came from The New York Bartender's Guide. The preparation was a little unusual in that one combines the gin and the sugar in the bottom of the glass even before adding ice. Presumably, it's a nice way to keep the sugar from being too grainy and actually gets evenly mixed in with the rest of the drink, a frequent issue. The end result tastes like a lightly sweet seltzer, certainly not as strong in flavor as the gin and tonic I made for my wife.