Cocktails

Cocktail Hour: American Beauty

July 1, 2011

This week’s Cocktail Hour is dedicated to my American family and friends.  Happy 4th July!   I came across this delicious cocktail at Tami Yu’s Fête à Fête blog.  I hope you like it too!

American Beauty

By Erick Castro, The Rickhouse, San Francisco

WHAT YOU NEED

  • 60mls quality gin
  • 30mls fresh lemon juice
  • 20mls simple syrup
  • 3 fresh raspberry and 3 fresh blueberries
  • 4-6 mint leaves

HOW TO MIX THIS DRINK

Combine lemon juice, mint and berries into mixing glass and lightly muddle. Add the remaining ingredients into mixing glass along with ice and shake vigorously. Fine-strain over the rocks into a double old-fashioned glass and top with a splash of soda. Garnish with lemon wheel and one raspberry.

*To make simple syrup combine one part hot water to one part sugar.  Stir until all sugar is dissolved and allow to cool.

Happy 4th July!

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