Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Leap Frog Highball

I have to admit that I really doubted that this cocktail would be balanced. An ounce and a half of lemon juice seems overkill for tartness. The trick, however is to use a tall highball glass with plenty of room for the ginger ale. This adds the sweetness that balances. By no means can this be done in an Old Fashioned glass. There's just not enough room.

But leave room for the 2 ounces of gin. MurLarkey's very herbal ImaGination gin was a good choice. As was Q ginger ale, because it is really fresh tasting as well as sweet.
  • 2 oz. gin (MurLarkey used)
  • 1 1/2 oz. lemon juice
  • ginger ale (Q ginger ale used)
Build cocktail in a tall highball glass with gin and lemon juice first. Add ice and top with ginger ale. Stir gently.

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