Gin Rickey (Is It a Sin to Drink Gin Before Noon?)

By Giulia Melucci
August 30, 2009
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Author Notes:

I hate tonic so I drink my gin with lime juice. I believe that agave nectar is a godsend to cocktail-making because it's less bother than simple syrup and it gives you the sense that you are doing something healthy; what with its low glycemic index. Today I garnished my drink with basil instead of mint because it's the last day of my family's summer rental and we're eating down the fridge. Being Italian cooks we always have basil, we rarely use mint. The two are, in fact, quite similar.

Giulia Melucci

Food52 Review: This recipe is featured in the story, The *Even* Simpler Simple Syrup Your Cocktails Have Been Waiting For, sponsored by Agave In The Raw.The Editors

Serves: 2
Prep time: 5 min

  • 3 ounces gin
  • 4 ounces fresh squeezed lime juice
  • 4 ounces seltzer
  • 1 tablespoon Agave In The Raw
  • 2 sprigs mint or basil
  • 2 pieces lime
  1. Pour all liquid ingredients over ice in a cocktail shaker and shake well. Strain into two glasses filled with ice. Garnish each glass with a sprig of mint or basil and a slice of lime.

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