A simple drink with a touch of floral sweetness and plenty of zest is all you need on a warm day.
When it is hot outside, short and sweet it best. Just like this cool recipe.
This is a crisp, tart, refreshing cocktail that tastes a bit like a honey-sweetened lemonade, but with a kick of gin to take the edge off. It’s exactly the kind of cocktail that calls for warm afternoons lazing in the sun, or summer evenings spent outside on the patio. The flavors are simple, but bold, with a little bit of a floral vibe thanks to the honey and gin, and a solid dose of lemon to zest things up. It’s not your froufrou kind of drink — expect a good buzz from the gin and that perfect lemon pucker — but it’s also light and bright to be classically summery.
Are you a gin lover? Then you should make this cucumber and mint gin fizz.
Refreshing Gin Rickey with Honey and LemonAlexandra Azary
- 3 ounces freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 2 1/4 ounces gin
- 1 1/2 tablespoons honey
- 3 ounces club soda
- lemon wedge for garnish
- Combine lemon juice, gin, and honey in a cocktail shaker and shake well. Strain into a highball glass filled with ice and top of with club soda. Garnish with a lemon wedge and enjoy!
Alexandra is a self-taught baker and food photographer who shares her creations on her personal blog, Confessions of a Bright-Eyed Baker. She's passionate about food and aims to inspire more people to bake from scratch and get comfortable in the kitchen.