Ever since prohibition ended, the classic gin cocktails have made a slow comeback. Drinks like the Bees Knees, Vesper, Aviation and many more have infiltrated mixology bars and quite a few home bars as well. My ultimate favorite gin cocktail is not really a classic, but is true old school and it is probably the most simple to make; they call it “GIN and JUICE”.
In 1994, Snoop Dogg dropped a single that would change the way we drink gin forever. He makes it clear that “gin and juice” is the drink of choice no matter what the occasion and especially in the summer.
Whether you are one to mix your cheap gin with some Kool-aid (which I don’t recommend) or the preferred choice of Tanqueray with fresh pressed juice, you’ve got the right idea.
Gin and Juice Recipe:
Makes 1 – 8 oz cocktail
- 2 oz Gin (3 oz if you’re gangsta)
- 2 oz Fresh Juiced Orange (1 orange for approx. 2-3 oz yield)
- 2 oz Fresh Juiced Grapefruit (1 grapefruit for approx. 2-3 oz yield)
Profile: Refreshing/Old School
Garnish: Grapefruit Sliver
First start with juicing your fruits, reserve in a mason jar to the side.
In a 8-10 ounce glass fill with ice, add gin and fresh juices.
Stir and serve…
“with your mind on your money and your money on your mind”