Green Gin Giant Cocktail Recipe

JKF in NYC's Green Gin Giant Cocktail Recipe
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  • Total: 3 mins
  • Prep: 3 mins
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: 1 cocktail (1 serving)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
320 Calories
1g Fat
26g Carbs
14g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1 cocktail (1 serving)
Amount per serving
Calories 320
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 2%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 165mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 26g 9%
Dietary Fiber 6g 21%
Protein 14g
Calcium 264mg 20%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Filled with ingredients that are fresh from the garden, the Green Gin Giant is a spectacular cocktail.The drink begins with fresh lime, mint, basil, and cucumber, which are paired with that distinct taste of Hendrick's Gin and a little elderflower. You will need to make a basil simple syrup, but that is easy as well and you may find it useful in any number of summertime cocktails.

You may want to try dried mint because the herb's essence well for this drink. Either fresh or dried mint is an excellent choice for the drink.

Also, the use of Hendrick's Gin is strongly encouraged. That signature cucumber note from this gin begs to be mixed with fresh cucumber and is a perfect complement to herbs as well. A London dry just doesn't quite make the cut here.

For the grapefruit soda, try either Villa Italia from Trader Joe's or Q Grapefruit. There are many other great grapefruit sodas out there to choose from as well. Just be sure to match the soda's quality to the rest of the drink.

Ingredients

Steps to Make It

  1. In a cocktail shaker, squeeze lime and add simple syrup, cucumber slices, basil and mint.

  2. Muddle along with lime pulp

  3. Add gin, elderflower, and grapefruit soda and fill with ice.

  4. Shake and pour into an old-fashioned glass.

 (Recipe Courtesy: JKF in NYC)