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Green Tea Gimlet

Prep Time:

10 minutes

Brew Time:

0 minutes

Yield:

1 serving

This classic Gimlet (gin, lime juice and simple syrup) is given a bright upgrade with the addition of ginger, mint and Luzianne® Ready-to-Drink Green Tea with Honey.

Ingredients

Cocktail

  • Crushed ice
  • 6 ounces Luzianne® Ready-to-Drink Green Tea with Honey, chilled
  • 2 ounces herbal gin (such as Henry Ramos Gin by Sazerac®)
  • 1 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • ½ ounce Ginger Syrup (recipe follows)
  • ½ ounce Mint Syrup (recipe follows)

Ginger Syrup

  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup water
  • 8 slices fresh ginger

Mint Syrup

  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup water
  • ½ cup mint leaves

Directions

Cocktail

  1. FILL a cocktail shaker with crushed ice and add tea, gin, lime juice and syrups.
  2. SHAKE vigorously until well chilled.
  3. STRAIN into a glass filled with ice or serve neat in a chilled gimlet glass.

Ginger Syrup

  1. COMBINE sugar, water and ginger in a small saucepan and bring to a boil, stirring occasionally until sugar dissolves.
  2. COOK until slightly thickened, 2-3 minutes, then remove from heat and let stand for 10-12 minutes. The longer you steep the ginger the stronger the flavor will be.
  3. STRAIN into a small jar, cover and refrigerate until ready to use. Can be stored in refrigerator up to 3 weeks.

Mint Syrup

  1. COMBINE sugar, water and mint leaves in a small saucepan and bring to a boil, stirring occasionally until the sugar dissolves.
  2. COOK and stir until slightly thickened, 2-3 minutes, and strain into a small jar. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use. Can be stored in the refrigerator up to 3 weeks.