Goal #53: Mix 40 new cocktails.
Note: This means pre-existing cocktails but new to me. Also, if I’ve drank it before but haven’t made it myself, it counts.
A Prohibition-era cocktail from here:
- 1 oz. gin
- 1 oz. lemon juice
- 2 oz. honey syrup (3 parts water to 1 part honey)
Shake with ice, strain and pour.
Tasty, but I would have liked a stronger honey flavor than this one gave me. Using a 1:1 syrup or even just straight honey, as some recipes suggest, might be good. I’d also try upping the gin flavor to 1.5 oz. or even 2 oz. depending on your tastes–as is, the lemon overwhelms it.
I also made a variation with bourbon for my boyfriend (who’s not a gin fan). I liked that one even better, and with a stronger honey flavor it could be delicious. Continue reading