I am not a big fan of gin. However, on the advice of the folks over at the 12 Bottle Bar, I bought some Leopold’s Gin. Being from Colorado, it seemed the right choice. I first used it in a Singapore sling and then in a Saturn. I was led to both of these cocktails by Beachbum Berry. They are marvelously complex and quite delicious. However, I have been looking for something a little more simple, but not a martini. My daughter is home from college this week for Thanksgiving. She told me about a cocktail she called Gin and Ginger so we made it to go with our Subway sandwiches for dinner. It is fantastic! The lemon juice does wonders for the sweetness of the Barritt’s Ginger Beer, and the Leopold’s Gin gives it all a nice depth of flavor. I highly recommend this cocktail, it is fabulously refreshing!
Build this drink in a highball glass filled with ice cubes. Add these components and stir. Garnish with a lemon wheel.
1.5 ounce Leopold’s Gin
1.0 ounce fresh lemon juice
4.5 ounce Barritt’s Ginger Beer