Need a weekend show stopper? This fresh and fruity drink is unbelievable. My good friends gave me the ingredients to their favorite cocktail and I did some mixing this afternoon. You will love this drink. Dry gin, fresh squeezed juices, and a hint of sugar is all that’s needed to make this special drink. I like to buy fresh squeezed juice at my grocery store to save me time since I am always doing my cooking, blending, and mixing during nap time.
My only prior experience with Tanqueray gin was when I worked at Outback steakhouse a long time ago as a server. This guy I waited on ordered Tanqueray on the rocks. I kept thinking he was saying 10 grand on the rocks. I brought the order to the bartender and he said he had never heard of 10 grand liquor. I had to go back three times to the poor guy asking him what 10 grand was. I was so embarrassed. I guess I’ve expanded my knowledge of liquor since then. Is that a good or a bad thing?
M&B’s Gin & Juice
1/2 cup gin
1/2 cup fresh squeezed grapefruit juice
1/4 cup fresh squeezed lime juice
1/4 cup simple syrup (simple syrup is 1 part water 1 part sugar heated up on the stove until the sugar is dissolved)
2 cups ice
Directions: In a large carafe mix 1 cup ice with gin, juices, and simple syrup. Stir until combined. Fill 2 glasses up with remaining ice and pour cocktail mixture over the ice. Serve cold.
To make the sugar rim on the cocktail rim, pour 1/4 cup sugar and the zest of 2 limes on a flat plate and mix with a fork. Rub a lime wedge around the rim of the cocktail glass. Next run the cocktail rim around in the sugar lime mixture.