Grown-Up Gin-ger Ale

June 2, 2011

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.
boulangere

Serves: 2

Ingredients

  • Large handful of ice cubes
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger
  • 1 tablespoon agave nectar
  • 2 ounces good gin
  • 1 lime, cut in wedges
In This Recipe

Directions

  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.

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Reviews (31) Questions (0)

31 Reviews

Author Comment
boulangere July 13, 2011
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!
 
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boulangere July 13, 2011
make that buon giorno!
 
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boulangere July 14, 2011
fantastic drinks entered. hot enough here for one of each! tomorrow to aix en Provence
 
lapadia June 27, 2011
Nice Ale! Gin is my favorite...Bombay Sapphire.
 
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boulangere July 1, 2011
I haven't tasted that in so long, I'd actually forgotten about it. Yes, it is lovely.
 
BlueKaleRoad June 7, 2011
Love gin and ginger...the sun came out here and we're ready for summer drinks. This will be perfect!
 
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boulangere June 8, 2011
I'm not sure anyone got off without a trying winter. Summer is more than welcome here, too.
 
dymnyno June 7, 2011
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)
 
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boulangere June 8, 2011
Fortunately, idea day dawned bright and sunny. Now we're back to rain and tornado warnings, so please tip one for me!
 
gingerroot June 3, 2011
Yes, please! How many knocks again?
 
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boulangere June 3, 2011
LOL!
 
checker June 2, 2011
Here's to summer!
 
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boulangere June 2, 2011
Cheers!
 
Panfusine June 2, 2011
Cheers to a wonderful summer!! Hic hic hooray!!
 
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boulangere June 2, 2011
You got that right!
 
lorigoldsby June 3, 2011
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"
 
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boulangere June 3, 2011
Game on!
 
hardlikearmour June 2, 2011
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.)
 
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boulangere June 2, 2011
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?
 
hardlikearmour June 2, 2011
I think you mean the Desert Juniper gin. http://www.handcraftedgin.com/<br />Aviation is another beast entirely - not a ginny gin, so you may not like it.
 
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boulangere June 2, 2011
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.
 
Panfusine June 2, 2011
oh boy... Boulangere.. your recipes are really rocking! awesome!
 
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boulangere June 2, 2011
Let's say I'm going to sleep well tonight.
 
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boulangere June 2, 2011
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.
 
TiggyBee June 2, 2011
I'll be there in five.
 
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boulangere June 2, 2011
knock 3 times!
 
lorigoldsby June 2, 2011
Bend, Ore is such a darling town! And this sounds so refreshing! Definitely noticing an "adult" theme to these soda fountain treats!
 
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boulangere June 2, 2011
It is indeed!
 
wssmom June 2, 2011
Heading out right now to buy some agave nectar .. this sounds spectacular. I am, however, going to use Hendricks Gin ...
 
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boulangere June 2, 2011
Whatever floats your so to speak boat!
 
wssmom June 3, 2011
And, it floated wonderfully! You are brilliant!