The 5/25 Cocktail with a DIY Moroccan Citrus Syrup

Greg Easter's The 5/25 Cocktail
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  • 7 mins
  • Prep: 7 mins,
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: 1 serving

The 5/25 Cocktail comes to us from Greg Easter. He is the author of ​"Cocktails of the South Pacific and Beyond - Advanced Mixology" and a regular contributor to the Los Angeles Times.

What this drink holds that is so special is a complex taste in a very simple form. It has the styling of a classic cocktail, but the flavored simple syrup gives this a decidedly modern feel and this is the beauty of The 5/25.

The Moroccan citrus syrup (recipe below) is a mixture citrus with the notable punctuation of cardamom that plays impressively with the botanicals in Beefeater. If you enjoy a Gimlet or a Pegu Club every now and then, this is a gin drink you are almost guaranteed to enjoy.

What You'll Need

How to Make It

  1. Pour the ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice.
  2. Shake well.
  3. Strain into a small, chilled cocktail glass.

*Moroccan Citrus Syrup Recipe

This flavored simple syrup recipe yields enough syrup for about 20 drinks.

Combine the ingredients in a small saucepan. Heat and allow to simmer for about 2 minutes.

Strain into a well-sealed jar. Store in the refrigerator.

(Recipe Courtesy: Greg Easter)