Gunpowder Gimlet Recipe

Gunpowder Gimlet Cocktail
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  • 3 mins
  • Prep: 3 mins,
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: 1 serving
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Tea can make a fantastic component in a cocktail recipe. This Gunpowder Gimlet cocktail takes top honors, impressing with its magical mix of infusions. 

There may be just four ingredients in this recipe, but they are a treasure trove of unique flavors. It begins by prepping two ingredients, including a 2-hour infusion of green tea in Ford's Gin and a special pistachio honey syrup, which also takes about 2 hours (how convenient is that!). It is this nutty syrup that really set the drink apart and gives the classic Gimlet a nice, modern spin.

While you have the pistachio syrup, use it to sweeten your green tea. It's a natural compliment as this recipe proves and should prove useful in a number of other drinks as well.

What You'll Need

  • 1 1/2 ounces green tea-infused Ford's Gin (recipe below)
  • 1/2 ounce salted pistachio honey syrup (recipe below)
  • 1/2 ounce lemon juice
  • 3-4 dashes Olive Heights Roman Chamomile Bitters

How to Make It

  1. Pour the ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice cubes.
  2. Shake well.
  3. Strain into a chilled old-fashioned glass with fresh crushed ice.

How to Infuse Gin

  1. Add 1/4 cup of green tea leaves to a 1-liter bottle of Ford's Gin.
  2. Allow to steep for 2 hours.
  3. Strain out tea leaves and pour into a bottle with a tight-sealing lid.

How to Make Salted Pistachio Honey Syrup

  1. Add salted pistachios and equal parts honey and water to a saucepan.
  1. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly, then turn off heat.
  2. Let cool and sit in pan (covered) for 1-2 hours.
  3. Strain out pistachios and bottle in a jar with a tight-sealing lid.
  4. Store in refrigerator.

Recipe courtesy Ben Carpenter, Head Bartender at Green Street Restaurant in Pasadena, California.