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FriendOfTheDevil Sep 6, 2011 06:14 AM

There is a ginger liquor based in St. Louis that is becoming popular. Here is a link about it and it quotes one of the more well known mixologists around town.

http://www.feaststl.com/online-exclus...

I was wondering if anyone could help me put together a Gin cocktail using this. My birthday is today and I am hoping to experiment.

All suggestions welcome and thanks.

FOTD

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    hawkeyeui93 RE: FriendOfTheDevil Sep 6, 2011 07:21 AM

    Use it instead of ginger ale/ginger beer in a "Gin Buck" ...

    In a highball glass:
    1.5 shots gin
    Half of a lemon or lime squeezed
    Fill glass with ice
    Add a shot of your ginger liqueur ....

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      FriendOfTheDevil RE: hawkeyeui93 Sep 6, 2011 09:45 AM

      Yes I was leaning towards something like this.

      Thanks

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        hawkeyeui93 RE: FriendOfTheDevil Sep 6, 2011 09:51 AM

        Let me know how it is and what ratio works ...

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          FriendOfTheDevil RE: hawkeyeui93 Sep 6, 2011 10:01 AM

          I was going to kind of base it on an Aviator. 2 oz gin, .5 oz lemon, maybe .5 - 1 oz O. May throw in a little Agava Nectar also.

          FOTD

    2. EvergreenDan RE: FriendOfTheDevil Sep 6, 2011 12:50 PM

      Here's the same idea from the famous Pegu Club in NYC. It is intended to be made with ginger beer, but this was my adaptation to use ginger liqueur:

      Gin-Gin Mule
      by Pegu Club

      1 1/2 oz Gin
      3/4 oz Lime
      1 oz Ginger liqueur
      8 lf Mint (leaves chopped)
      2 ds Orange bitters, Regans' orange bitters
      1 oz Seltzer water

      Muddle lime, simple & mint. Add gin. Shake. Pour into iced highball, top with ginger beer, stir, garnish.

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        FriendOfTheDevil RE: EvergreenDan Sep 7, 2011 09:01 AM

        That looks very interesting. Thank you. I did try some last night. It seemed to get lost when I used it with Gin and lemon.
        When I upped the qty of o it was better. I also had some with a little gin and some ginger ale. That was prety tasty. I will have to experiment some more.

        FOTD

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