Ingredients (For One Drink)
~2.5 Tbs cilantro tops
~1 Tbs fresh peeled ginger
~0.5 Tbs serrano pepper
12-oz simple syrup (must be chilled)
1-oz Gardener Syrup
1-oz lime Juice
2-oz spirit of your choice (gin, tequila, mezcal)
Make the simple syrup. An easy way is to combine sugar and boiling water in a ball jar. Close the lid, shake until the sugar is dissolved. Chill.
Combine cilantro, ginger, pepper, and simple syrup and blend until a puree
Strain syrup through chinois or strainer. This should give you about 12oz of the Gardener Syrup
Combine 1-oz lime juice, 1-oz of syrup, and 2-oz of spirit to shaker. Shake for 30 seconds. Strain into coupe or martini glass
Make sure the simple syrup is cold when you put it in the blender, as if it's not it could discolor the syrup.
Refrigerate for up to 3 days, then freeze. Tip: freeze 1-oz portions in an ice cube tray
This is the favorite drink of #MrJuly (see below)