The Gardener

Ingredients (For One Drink)

Gardener Syrup

    • ~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)

Slightly Pretentious