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The 5/25 Cocktail

By Greg Easter

The 5/25 Cocktail

The 5/25 Cocktail

Photo Courtesy: ©: Shannon Graham
This cocktail comes to us from Greg Easter, author of Cocktails of the South Pacific and Beyond - Advanced Mixology (Compare Prices) and a regular contributor to the Los Angeles Times who currently lives in St. Petersburg, Russia. The 5/25 recipe was chosen as the winning cocktail for the November, 2011 Gin Cocktail Contest on About.com, you can read Easter's original submission here.

What this drink holds that is so special is a complex taste in a very simple form. It has the styling of a classic cocktail, but the flavored simple syrup gives this a decidedly modern feel and this is the beauty of The 5/25. The Moroccan citrus syrup (recipe below) is a mixture citrus with the notable punctuation of cardamom that plays impressively with the botanicals in Beefeater. If you enjoy a Gimlet or a Pegu Club every now and then, this is a gin drink you are almost guaranteed to enjoy.

Prep Time: 7 minutes

Total Time: 7 minutes

Yield: 1 Cocktail

Ingredients:

  • 2 ounces Beefeater Gin
  • 1/2 ounce chilled Moroccan citrus syrup*
  • 1/4 ounce lime juice

Preparation:

  1. Pour the ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice.
  2. Shake well.
  3. Strain into a small, chilled cocktail glass.

*Moroccan Citrus Syrup:

This flavored simple syrup recipe yields enough syrup for about 20 drinks.

Combine the ingredients in a small sauce pan. Heat and allow to simmer for about 2 minutes. Strain into a well-sealed jar. Store in the refrigerator.

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