by amy |
This prohibition-era cocktail can be found on most cocktail menus, but is also one of the easiest cocktails (IMO) to make at home. Apparently, back in the prohibition-era, the honey and lemon were used to mask the smell of bathtub gin. Luckily today we are able to get the good stuff, like this Vim & Petal Dry Gin from Columbus’ own Middle West Spirits, which makes this drink even more desirable.
- 2 ounces gin
- 3/4 ounce fresh lemon juice
- 3/4 ounce honey syrup*
- Lemon slice for garnish
*In a small sauce pot, combine 1/2 cup water and 1/2 cup honey. Stir over medium heat until combined (about 3 minutes). You can store left over honey syrup in a sealed jar in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
- Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.
- Add the gin, lemon juice and honey syrup; shake well
- Strain into glass
- Garnish with lemon slice or twist