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Thursday, November 14, 2013

MADE: GINGER PEAR SMASH

I know this isn't a fashion DIY, but mixology has been taking up a lot of my time lately. I couldn't help but share this, I don't want to brag, but this is pretty damn delicious. Its a mix of Ginger, Seckel Pear, Basil, and Gin. You can play around with the Ginger/Gin to find your perfect balance. 

The flavor profile is sweet with a little peppery bite at the end. So pay attention to the type of Gin you're using. I'm using Tanqueray, Known to have a juniper and coriander flavor. Pretty standard for Gin 

If you use something like Hendricks, that has Bulgarian rose and cucumber. So the final balance of the drink will be a little different. 


GINGER BASIL SIMPLE SYRUP 
1 Cup Sugar 
1 Cup Water 
1 Bunch of Basil 
1 or 2 Large Ginger Root, sliced (I didn't peel mine, I just washed it)
1 Seckel Pear 

On the stove add the sugar and water together in a pot, bring to a low boil, and reduce the heat. Stir until the sugar is dissolved and add in the Ginger, Basil, and Pear to the syrup. I turned off the heat and let the pot sit on the stove for an hour. Strain the syrup into an airtight jar. You can keep the the syrup in the refrigerator up to a month. 


GINGER PEAR SMASH 
1 Seckel Pear
1/2 Ounce Ginger/Basil/Pear simple syrup 
2 Ounces Gin 
Ginger Ale 

Slice the sides off the Seckel Pear. Set the middle aside for Garnish. Cube the rest

Combine The Pear and 1/2 Ounce Simple Syrup to a Cocktail Shaker and Muddle 

Add 2 Ounces of Gin, fill with ice, and shake 

For a clean cocktail you're going to want to double strain this over ice. You have a lot floating around from the muddle. 

Top off with Ginger Ale and Garnish with the Pear. 


Cheers


2 comments:

  1. Well this sounds delicious...... can't wait to try! I'm on a gin kick and I think this sounds like it would be a great combo! ~Stephanie

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    1. Oh you are going to love this! Let me know what you think!

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