Green Gimlet

Tart greens-based juice stands in for lime juice in this twist on a gimlet. Because nothing says "healthy" "ish" like adding alcohol and[ sugar syrup to green juice.]

Total Time:
30 min
Prep:
5 min
Inactive:
20 min
Cook:
5 min

Yield:
1 drink
Level:
Easy

NUTRITION INFO
Ingredients
  • 3 ounces Super Green Juice, recipe follows
  • 2 ounces gin
  • 1/2 ounce Simple Syrup, recipe follows
  • Cucumber slice, for garnish
  • Super Green Juice:
  • 1 to 2 large, juicy lemons, peel and pith removed
  • 1 medium Granny Smith apple, peeled and cored
  • 2 romaine leaves
  • 1/2 large cucumber
  • 1 cup loosely packed hearty greens, such as spinach or kale
  • Simple Syrup:
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
Directions
  • Combine the Super Green Juice, gin and Simple Syrup in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously for 8 to 10 seconds. Strain into a martini glass. Garnish with a cucumber slice.

Super Green Juice:
  • Juice, in this order, the lemons, apple, romaine, cucumber and greens, following your juicer's specific settings for each. Serve the juice immediately over ice, if desired. Yield: 8 to 10 ounces

Simple Syrup:
  • Bring the sugar and 1 cup water to a boil in a small saucepan. When the sugar is completely dissolved, remove the saucepan from the heat and cool the syrup to room temperature. Refrigerate, covered, for up to 1 month. Yield: About 1 1/2 cups

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