Gin Slinger Cocktail

Posted April 5th, 2016 by Melvin

Ah, gin. It is hard to find a cocktail that involves gin that is not absolutely delicious. Gin mixes well with all sorts of other flavors due to its strong, unique taste and its ability to blend with just about anything else. Personally, gin is my favorite liquor to use in cocktails since it keeps things from becoming too overly sweet. After all, a good old-fashioned gin and tonic is one of the most refreshing cocktails out there, and it involves next to no effort to create! Gin is simply one of the best choices you can make when looking for a great liquor to create your favorite drinks. 

A Gin Slinger is a particularly delicious choice, tasting rather like a gin-infused lemonade. It involves all the regular components of lemonade – water, lemon juice, and sugar – and just adds a little gin to make it a wonderful choice for sipping on a hot summer’s night. Use only fresh lemon juice for this drink – believe me, it makes all the difference when it comes to making a quality cocktail.

GIN SLINGER COCKTAIL RECIPE

INGREDIENTS

1 teaspoon sugar
1 measure fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon water
2 measures gin
Twist of orange peel, for garnish

DIRECTIONS

1. In a mixing glass, combine the sugar, lemon juice, and water together. Mix until the sugar dissolves. 

2. Add the gin to the mixing glass and stir once more to combine. 

3. In a chilled lowball glass, add ice cubes until it is half-full. Strain the cocktail from the mixing glass over the ice cubes in the lowball glass.

4. Garnish the cocktail with a twist of orange peel, either by placing it on the rim of the glass or by piercing it with a straw. Serve and enjoy!

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