Grown-Up Gin-ger Ale

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Author Notes: Born of a love of ginger fused with an artisanal gin into a lovely slushy-type mixture, topped up with seltzer water. Order up a hot afternoon, serve with a generous wedge of lime.

My favorite gin to use is Cascade Mountain, made in small batches in Bend, Oregon.
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Serves 2

  • Large handful of ice cubes
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger
  • 1 tablespoon agave nectar
  • 2 ounces good gin
  • 1 lime, cut in wedges
  1. Place all ingredients in a blender. Blend on high speed until the consistency of a slushy. Divide between 2 chilled glasses, and top up with cold seltzer. Add a good wedge of lime to each. Toast to summer. Or the Dallas Mavericks.

Tags: gin, ginger, lime, seltzer

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Dscn2212

almost 3 years ago boulangere

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boun giorno from bologna where there is neither pool nor side! there is, though, abundant great market stall food. and wine. thinking of you all, cheers!

Dscn2212

almost 3 years ago boulangere

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make that buon giorno!

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almost 3 years ago sdebrango

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so nice to hear from you, I love bologna. I hope you are having a good time, I know you are. We miss you here also! Glad you entered this drink in the contest. Can't wait to hear about your trip.

Dscn2212

almost 3 years ago boulangere

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fantastic drinks entered. hot enough here for one of each! tomorrow to aix en Provence

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almost 3 years ago lapadia

Nice Ale! Gin is my favorite...Bombay Sapphire.

Dscn2212

almost 3 years ago boulangere

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I haven't tasted that in so long, I'd actually forgotten about it. Yes, it is lovely.

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almost 3 years ago sdebrango

Suzanne is a trusted source on General Cooking.

I love this drink! Glad you submitted.

Dscn2212

almost 3 years ago boulangere

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LOL! Thanks!

Fb

almost 3 years ago BlueKaleRoad

Love gin and ginger...the sun came out here and we're ready for summer drinks. This will be perfect!

Dscn2212

almost 3 years ago boulangere

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I'm not sure anyone got off without a trying winter. Summer is more than welcome here, too.

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almost 3 years ago dymnyno

The sun is out today and I am soooo ready for summer, gin is my favorite booze and this sounds delicious!!!! (Must try your Cascade gin)

Dscn2212

almost 3 years ago boulangere

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Fortunately, idea day dawned bright and sunny. Now we're back to rain and tornado warnings, so please tip one for me!

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almost 3 years ago gingerroot

Yes, please! How many knocks again?

Dscn2212

almost 3 years ago boulangere

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LOL!

Checker

almost 3 years ago checker

Here's to summer!

Dscn2212

almost 3 years ago boulangere

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Cheers!

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almost 3 years ago Panfusine

Cheers to a wonderful summer!! Hic hic hooray!!

Dscn2212

almost 3 years ago boulangere

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You got that right!

Lorigoldsby

almost 3 years ago lorigoldsby

Panfusine...that is the funniest (and maybe most apropos comment of this contest!! The way it's going, next weeks' contest will be "jello shots"

Dscn2212

almost 3 years ago boulangere

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Game on!

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almost 3 years ago hardlikearmour

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This sounds really refreshing. I love the color & aroma of the Cascade Gin. I do have to admit I'm partial to Aviation Gin (also made in Oregon.)

Dscn2212

almost 3 years ago boulangere

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I was hoping you would weigh in on the Oregon factor. Haven't seen Aviation here. There was one I could get here last summer that had Desert in the name, I think. It was the best I've ever tasted. Does that sound familiar to you?

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almost 3 years ago hardlikearmour

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I think you mean the Desert Juniper gin. http://www.handcraftedgin...
Aviation is another beast entirely - not a ginny gin, so you may not like it.

Dscn2212

almost 3 years ago boulangere

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That's it, Desert Juniper! I loved it and I have no idea why it's not back this summer. Ginny gins don't matter, I love complexity of flavors and will keep an eye peeled for yours. Alternatively, I swear I am going to work out a meetup this fall somewhere in the PNW. MT, especially central-eastern MT is too far from everyone, but I have a nephew in Seattle . . . . details this summer.

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almost 3 years ago Panfusine

oh boy... Boulangere.. your recipes are really rocking! awesome!

Dscn2212

almost 3 years ago boulangere

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Let's say I'm going to sleep well tonight.

Dscn2212

almost 3 years ago boulangere

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There's a whole lot of rocking going on tonight as the closing minutes tick down. This contest has been SO much more interesting than I thought it was going to be.

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almost 3 years ago TiggyBee

I'll be there in five.

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almost 3 years ago boulangere

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knock 3 times!

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almost 3 years ago sdebrango

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I love a good grown up ginger ale.

Dscn2212

almost 3 years ago boulangere

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Oh me too.

Lorigoldsby

almost 3 years ago lorigoldsby

Bend, Ore is such a darling town! And this sounds so refreshing! Definitely noticing an "adult" theme to these soda fountain treats!

Dscn2212

almost 3 years ago boulangere

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It is indeed!

Me

almost 3 years ago wssmom

Heading out right now to buy some agave nectar .. this sounds spectacular. I am, however, going to use Hendricks Gin ...

Dscn2212

almost 3 years ago boulangere

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Whatever floats your so to speak boat!

Me

almost 3 years ago wssmom

And, it floated wonderfully! You are brilliant!