Grilled Gin and Tonic

Total Time:
10 min
Prep:
5 min
Cook:
5 min

Yield:
1 serving
Level:
Easy

CATEGORIES
Ingredients
  • Mint Simple Syrup:
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 sprigs mint
  • Grilled Gin and Tonic:
  • 2 thick slices lime
  • One 2-inch piece cucumber, chopped
  • 4 dashes bitters
  • Ice
  • 4 ounces gin, such as Tanqueray
  • Tonic water
  • Cucumber spear, for garnish
Directions

For the mint simple syrup: Combine the sugar and 1/2 cup water in a small saucepan over medium heat. When the sugar dissolves, turn off the heat, add the mint sprigs and let cool. Strain into a clean jar. Can be stored in the refrigerator for a week.

For the gin and tonic: Heat a grill pan and grill the lime slices on both sides, just until it gets nice grill marks but is still firm.

Cut 1 lime slice into pieces and put it into the bottom of a cocktail shaker or mixing glass along with the chopped cucumber, bitters and 1 tablespoon mint simple syrup. Muddle to mash all the solids. Add ice to the glass and pour over the gin. Shake or stir to get the gin cold. Strain into a martini glass (or over ice in a tall glass) and top with a splash of tonic water. Garnish with the grilled lime slice and cucumber spear.

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