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Ginger-Lemon Gin Fizz

Ginger-Lemon Gin Fizz will become your go to for a refreshing drink with a little kick! Perfect for the last days of summer and enjoying time outside!

Ginger-Lemon Gin Fizz will become your go to for a refreshing drink with a little kick! Perfect for the last days of summer and enjoying time outside!

Ahhhh! Back to food posts, YES!

I feel so guilty for not posting recipes the past couple weeks, but the little break from blogging has me refreshed and ready to learn more about this marvelous online food blogging world; learn more about web marking, food photography and editing – my skills are definitely lacking in the edits departments, both for photography and writing (spelling and grammar errors galore!), and maybe produce a eBook when you sign up for an email – wouldn’t that be cool?!

 

Ginger-Lemon Gin Fizz will become your go to for a refreshing drink with a little kick! Perfect for the last days of summer and enjoying time outside!

But for now this Ginger-Lemon Gin Fizz!

SUPER REFRESHING!

Honestly I wish I came up with making these yums at the beginning of the summer, they would have been the drink of summer 2017!

Inspired slightly by a Moscow Mule (vodka, citrus and ginger beer) and the fake news that drinking it from a copper mug – they are super trendy and keep your drink cold (I like this set) – can leach copper causing you to ingest amounts of copper that is unhealthy and unsafe (more on this later in the post).


As most of my readers probably know, I love gin. I also like a good Moscow Mule now and again (yes, definitely in a copper mug). I feel this concoction is a marriage of the two, and more pleasing for those who may not be found of ginger beer but are open to fresh ginger in their drink.

The ginger doesn’t kick you in the face like ginger beer might, it’s light and peppery and when paired with lemon, definitely and exquisitely refreshing and energizing. Adding some gin just makes it perfect for cocktail hour, while omitting the gin altogether and adding some sparkling water like San Pellegrino or Sodastream (I have this one) is great for sipping water during the day – I am not that fond of plain old regular water, livening water with some carbonation and flavour certainly gets me to drink more glasses in during the day.

Ginger-Lemon Gin Fizz will become your go to for a refreshing drink with a little kick! Perfect for the last days of summer and enjoying time outside!

This Ginger-Lemon Gin Fizz shines when you have fresh ginger and lemon, gets even better with you have a cocktail shaker and muddler, and is at its most awesome potential when you have a little patience.

Why?

Fresh ginger and lemon will obviously make for better flavour and all-round yumminess of the cocktail.

Having a cocktail shaker and muddler (I bought my boyfriend this one for Christmas and we both love it!) is great for mushing the flavours together and combining them with gin and ice to get it nice and cold.


Patience (not a lot, like 5-10 minutes), because if you let the muddled ginger and lemon sit for a bit in the gin before adding ice and shaking, the oils and juices of both come through to spike the gin even more! PS. Those cut up pieces of ginger and lemon in the glass is only for decoration, they will give some flavour but not the all flavour we are looking for in this drink!

FYI You’ll know you did a good job at patience and shaking if a cloudy gin with a little lemon pulp pours out your shaker – this is what I call GOODNESS.

Pour your goodness over ice, preferably a large cube of ice that melts slower and dilutes your cocktail less. Top of with some sparkling water and you, my dearies, are all set for refreshment!

Ginger-Lemon Gin Fizz will become your go to for a refreshing drink with a little kick! Perfect for the last days of summer and enjoying time outside!

Now for the little Science Bite of this post, back to those copper mugs!

While copper can leach into your drink, as it can into your beer if you drink beer fermented in copper barrels, water from copper pipes and produce grown in copper rich soils. Copper leached from your copper mug is nowhere near the amount that can be considered toxic, moreover your body needs copper; some processes require it to function properly and research has shown we actually require 1 to 2mg a day of copper.


A great, more in-depth explanation to the copper mug conundrum and why some recipes indicate the use of a copper mixing bowl, I suggest reading my favourite column, The Right Chemistry, from the Montreal Gazette on August 18, 2017: The Right Chemistry: Copper, Moscow mules, and mom’s cake recipe. The column is hopefully what my Science Bite category will eventually turn into and it is always a great read.

Ginger-Lemon Gin Fizz will become your go to for a refreshing drink with a little kick! Perfect for the last days of summer and enjoying time outside!

So whether you’re drinking a Ginger-Lemon Gin Fizz or enjoying a Moscow Mule don’t be afraid of copper mugs – they’re gorgeous and something to lust over having!

Hope you enjoy! CHEERS!

 

Ginger-Lemon Gin Fizz
 
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Ginger-Lemon Gin Fizz will become your go to for a refreshing drink with a little kick! Perfect for the last days of summer and enjoying time outside!
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Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • Thumb size piece of ginger, peeled and cut into slices
  • Half a lemon, cut into slices
  • 3 oz. gin
  • Ice
  • Sparkling water
Directions
  1. Put half the sliced ginger and half the sliced lemon into a cocktail shaker and muddle using a muddling stick.
  2. Add gin and let sit for 5-10 minutes (you can skip this) to let the flavours to further infuse into the gin.
  3. Add ice and shake to get the mixture cold.
  4. In two old-fashioned glasses equally add the rest of the ginger and lemon slices and ice.
  5. Pour the shaken gin over the ice and top off with sparkling water. Serve!
Nutrition Information
Serving Size: ½ Recipe

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