Stone Fruit Gin & Ginger

Sometimes the taste of a Gin and Tonic gets tired. Sometimes there's gin but no tonic. While the former is likely not to...

Sometimes the taste of a Gin and Tonic gets tired. Sometimes there's gin but no tonic. While the former is likely not to happen, gin drinks that aren't a Gin and Tonic, or one of the many "Gin and Tonic twists," are harder to come across at a home-bar party than should be. the Stone Fruit Gin & Ginger is an easy summer drink that is sure to please even the most liquor-discerning guests.

Notes

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Ingredients

What You Need

  • 3 Mint Leaves
  • 8 Ounces Ginger Beer
  • 1/2 Sliced Nectarine
  • 3 Ounces London Dry Gin

Directions

What You Need

Combine 3 oz of London Dry Gin, 1/2 of a nectarine, sliced, and the three mint leaves in a cocktail shaker. Muddle the three ingredients until there is an obvious minty aroma. Shake aggressively for 20-30 seconds with ice. Put a few slices of nectarine and ice in a mason jar, and then pour the shaken ingredients into the mason jar. Top off with ginger beer. Garnish with mint and enjoy!

Fruit Shopping Tip

Buying fruits in season when they are at the peak of their freshness make for great tasting food and can save you money.

Fruit Cooking Tip

Don’t throw out your overripe fruit – instead blend into a smoothie or salad dressing, add to muffin batter, bake into a cobbler, or boil down with sugar and a little lemon juice to make jam.