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Recipe: Green Tea Gimlet Cocktail

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To celebrate anything,I have this Green Tea Gimlet Cocktail recipe from the wonderful Savory Cocktails book by Greg Henry (Sippity Sup blog.) Let’s sip!

Green Tea Gimlet
Yields1 Serving
Prep Time10 mins
 1 1/2 cups (12 fl ounces) Dry Gin, at room temperature (I like [Tanqueray Rangpur|http://www.tanqueray.com/en-us/liquid/rangpur-gin/], not as dry)
 2 Green Tea Bags
 3/4 cups (6 fluid ounces) freshly squeezed Lime Juice
 4-6 tablespoons Citrus Syrup (lemon version) to taste
 6 Lime Wedges as garnish
 !Citrus Syrup
 2 cups Sugar
 3/4 cup freshly squeezed Citrus Juice (such as lemon, lime, orange)
 1/4 cup Water
 1 tablespoon grated Citrus Zest (such as lemon, lime, orange)
1

'--Make the Base

2

Pour the gin into a 3 cup or larger pitcher. Add the tea bags & let sit at room temperature for at least 1 hour. When ready to serve, remove the tea bags and add the lime juice & citrus syrup. Stir until well combined.

Make the Cocktails
3

For each cocktail, add about 3 1/4 ounces of the base to a cocktail shaker 2/3 filled with ice. Cover and shake vigorously; strain into an ice filled old fashioned glass.Squeeze a lime wedge over the drink & drop.

Citrus Syrup
4

Stir the ingredients together in a medium saucepan over medium-high het. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally until the sugar is dissolved. Lower the heat to low & continue cooking until a syrupy consistency is achieved, about 4 minutes. Remove from the heat & let stand for 30 minutes. Strain though a wire-mesh sieve double lined with damp cheesecloth. Store refrigerated in an airtight container for up to one month. Makes 1 1/2 cups.

Notes
5

This recipe is from [Savory Cocktails|http://astore.amazon.com/familyfreshcooking-20/detail/1612432220] by Greg Henry. Page 23.

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Ingredients

 1 1/2 cups (12 fl ounces) Dry Gin, at room temperature (I like [Tanqueray Rangpur|http://www.tanqueray.com/en-us/liquid/rangpur-gin/], not as dry)
 2 Green Tea Bags
 3/4 cups (6 fluid ounces) freshly squeezed Lime Juice
 4-6 tablespoons Citrus Syrup (lemon version) to taste
 6 Lime Wedges as garnish
 !Citrus Syrup
 2 cups Sugar
 3/4 cup freshly squeezed Citrus Juice (such as lemon, lime, orange)
 1/4 cup Water
 1 tablespoon grated Citrus Zest (such as lemon, lime, orange)

Directions

1

'--Make the Base

2

Pour the gin into a 3 cup or larger pitcher. Add the tea bags & let sit at room temperature for at least 1 hour. When ready to serve, remove the tea bags and add the lime juice & citrus syrup. Stir until well combined.

Make the Cocktails
3

For each cocktail, add about 3 1/4 ounces of the base to a cocktail shaker 2/3 filled with ice. Cover and shake vigorously; strain into an ice filled old fashioned glass.Squeeze a lime wedge over the drink & drop.

Citrus Syrup
4

Stir the ingredients together in a medium saucepan over medium-high het. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally until the sugar is dissolved. Lower the heat to low & continue cooking until a syrupy consistency is achieved, about 4 minutes. Remove from the heat & let stand for 30 minutes. Strain though a wire-mesh sieve double lined with damp cheesecloth. Store refrigerated in an airtight container for up to one month. Makes 1 1/2 cups.

Notes
5

This recipe is from [Savory Cocktails|http://astore.amazon.com/familyfreshcooking-20/detail/1612432220] by Greg Henry. Page 23.

Recipe: Green Tea Gimlet Cocktail

~ Marla Meridith

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