Every time I buy a bag of clementines, I think about making a cocktail with them. Then the kids eat them all and I’m left with nothing. But not this time. Oh no. I snuck a few of those little beauties and saved them for this gin clementine cocktail. Good thing too, because it was lovely.
Originally I was going to make this cocktail with a rhum agricole. At the last second, I switched the base spirit to a gin I had recently received in the mail. It’s a New Western Style Gin produced by Beehive Distilling called Jack Rabbit Gin. It is distilled in Utah and made with seven botanicals including fresh sage and rose petals. It was a good switch.
A little bit of Genepy des Alpes brings in some herbal notes along with a little bit of sweetness. Coupled with the clementine oranges, I found that the drink didn’t need any additional sweetener. Of course, if you find that is not the case feel free to add in simple syrup (or honey syrup) to taste.
- ¼ inch piece of fresh ginger
- 1-1/2 clementine oranges
- 1-1/2 ounces New Western Style Gin (I used Jack Rabbit Gin)
- ½ ounce Dolin Genepy des Alpes
- Thin clementine wheel for garnish
- Add all ingredients except garnish to a cocktail shaker and fill with ice.
- Shake and double strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
- Garnish with a thin clementine wheel.
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Note: I received a bottle of Jack Rabbit Gin to enjoy. All thoughts, opinions, images and recipe are my own.