cookshop's thyme-rosemary citrus gimlet!
wow.... had a couple of cookshop's thyme rosemary citrus gimlets last night. perfectly delicious! bartender said the citrus was grapefruit/lime/lemon. I want to say they use hendricks gin, but I could be all wrong about that. not so sweet, perfectly balanced. any ideas on how to replicate this experience at home? yum. thanks.
yes, i do... they did have their drink menu up on their website, but i can't get to it for some reason. i am still dreaming of this drink... any ideas on how to concoct at home?
Hm, maybe infuse some gin with thyme and rosemary (probably separately, then blend to taste), and mix your cocktail with a combo of fresh squeezed grapefruit, lime, and lemon juices? And simple syrup, I'm guessing.
Wow, I'm going to have to try this at home!
I've had success with muddling the fresh herbs in the cocktail shaker before adding the other ingredients. Also, because I dearly love Hendrick's gin, I'd suggest trying a less expensive but mild gin like Plymouth before you start doing infusions with Hendricks since the fresh herbs that you are infusing will more than likely overwhelm the more subtle notes in any gin you use.
As a parting shot, one of my more successful concoctions involved tossing a whole basil leaf into the shaker and letting the motion of the ice break it into little pieces.
One of my favorite infusions that I've done is basil (with vodka) - I'm a big fan of the herb infusions! It only takes about 24 hours and at worst, if it doesn't work with that particular drink, you can use it for something else.