Small, round, green citrus fruits. Commonly used in many cocktails for its rind or its acidic taste (6% acid total; 4% citric, 2% malic, some succinic acid).
A refreshing tasting watery vegetable used in some cocktails like the Gin and Tonic. Some people say cucumbers taste better pickled.
A syrup made from dissolving granulated sugar (sucrose) in water. Regular simple is made by combining 1:1 sugar:water by mass, rich simple is 2:1 sugar:water by mass although only 1.5 times as sweet as regular. We always use 1:1 syrup unless otherwise noted in the recipe itself.
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.
Often used to rim a glass for cocktails or made into a solution to add to the liguid itself in order to balance the flavors. Table salt or common salt is a mineral composed primarily of sodium chloride (NaCl), a chemical compound belonging to the larger class of salts; salt in its natural form as a crystalline mineral is known as rock salt or halite.
Pepper gets its spicy heat mostly from piperine derived both from the outer fruit and the seed. Black pepper contains between 4.6% and 9.7% piperine by mass, and white pepper slightly more than that. Used in classic cocktails like the Blood Mary and everything under that family.
Combine the lime wedges, cucumber, simple syrup, and gin in a shaker and muddle gently. Fill the shaker with ice and give it 5-6 good shakes. Open the shaker and pour into contents back and fourth with a strainer on one side, separating the lime and cucumber from the liquid; pour the lime and cucumber into a frozen rocks glass, then top off with ice and the liquid (so the lime and cucumber is at the bottom of the glass). Add a straw, and a sprinkling of salt and pepper to garnish. #muddle #roll #shake #ontherocks
A true Sasha Petraske original, this can be a morning kickstarter, a hangover cure, or a refreshing nightcap.