14 February 2013

Cocktail Friday: The Love Letter

In the spirit of St. Valentine, we bring you The Love Letter.  It's a little sweet, very floral, perfectly red, and lovely....

The Love Letter

2 oz Hibiscus-Infused Gin
1 oz Fresh Lemon Juice
1 oz Grenadine

To make the infusion: simply add an hibiscus herbal tea bag or two to a bottle of gin or genever, wait a couple of days, then remove the bags and strain out any sediments (if any) with some cheesecloth. Make sure that it’s just hibiscus; if there’s any actual tea leaves in the bag, infuse for just a few hours or else the tannins in the tea will leave the spirits too bitter.  Shake all the ingredients with ice, strain into a chilled cocktail glass, and enjoy!  *For the adventurous, try adding an egg white before shaking to give the drink a silky texture and nice froth on top.
Photo & recipe: Nole Garey

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