For a great gin cocktail, try a Peppermelon, created by H. Joseph Ehrmann specifically for the National Honey Board. The balancing of flavors is brought together by the honey. This recipe also features a honey simple syrup, which is perfect alternative to traditional simple syrups. Honey simple syrup achieves more sweetness per volume compared to a traditional syrup. All you need is 4 parts honey to 1 part water.
Mixologists Notes: The balance of sweet and hot makes this cocktail uniquely refreshing with each sip demanding another.
- 1.5 Ounces Bluecoat gin
- .75 Ounce black pepper honey syrup, see directions*
- 1 Ounce watermelon juice
- .5 Ounce lemon juice
Use organic ingredients wherever possible. Combine all ingredients in a Boston shaker full of ice and shake well for 10 seconds. Strain into a cocktail glass and garnish on the rim with a small watermelon cube that has a coating of black pepper on one side
*Black Pepper Honey Syrup: Heat 1 cup water to boiling and add 2 Tablespoons black peppercorns. Simmer for 5 minutes, and add 1 cup honey. Strain out the peppercorns and cool the syrup before using.