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Our Favorite Cocktail for Summer

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Our Favorite Cocktail for Summer

a simple, enjoyable start to cocktail making.

We starting making more cocktails at home after our dad sent us a top-shelf bottle of bourbon. It was a gift that pleasantly surprised us and started a new interest. 

Mixing cocktails can seem a little daunting but much like cooking its all about the creative experimentation.  The key we discovered is to keep it really simple. Hopefully this inspires you to start mixing and shaking for those casual backyard hangs. 

As we were setting up our cocktail scene to get some images, Flinty joined us so we could dial in the light just right ;) ...thanks model Flinty



This recipe Evan happily stumbled upon because we had a very full citrus drawer in our fridge stuffed with lime wedges from a series of taco nights. On the verge of spoil he wanted to ream the limes into a cocktail shared with neighborhood friends. 

Come to find out his bubbly, refreshing boozy drink is a Gin Gimlet meets a Lime Ricky which is known in the cocktail world as a 'Tom Collins'. 

It has four ingredients: club soda, simple syrup, lime juice (fresh squeeze, please) and gin.
*we use sparkling water in substitute of club soda.


2 ounces of your favorite gin
1/2 ounce of lime juice, fresh squeeze is really the best
1/2 ounce simple syrup or pure maple syrup
top with soda water

-add your gin, lime juice, and syrup into a cocktail shaker. Fill with ice and shake vigorously for 20 or so seconds. Strain into your beautiful hand blown rock glasses and top with sparkling or soda water. We garnish with a floating lime wedge!

Simple syrup is truly easy to make!
Use equal parts sugar to water. Place in a small saucepan on your stove turn on to a low/medium heat, then you stir the mixture often as the sugar begins to dissolve so it doesn't burn on the bottom. It's ready when the sugar is completely dissolved. 
Simple syrup stores in the fridge and keeps for about 1 month. 
We make 1 cup water to 1 cup sugar batches at a time. 


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