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.
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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!