A spirit whose flavor profile revolves around juniper berries. Originally from the Middles Ages, modern gin is a derivative of the Dutch drink jenever (genever). You can make a home-made gin by simply infusing vodka. There are a large number of recipes online.
The most common fruit juice used in cocktails. This citrus juice is about 6% acid; pure citric acid. Lemon juice should be used the day it is squeezed, some like it freshly squeezed and others like it a few hours old.
A preparation for long-term storage of fruits by canning. These can be very sweet due to the addition of loads and loads of sugar.
Combine the gin, lemon juice, and preserves in a chilled cocktail shaker, fill with ice, and shake vigorously until the drink is chilled. Strain into a chilled coupe. #shake #straight
A variation on the Cosmopolitan.