Cocktails are one of the most popular ways to enjoy an alcoholic drink, and more and more people are encouraged to prepare them at home. One of the most classic and elegant cocktails is the gin cocktail with lemon juice. This drink is perfect for those who enjoy citrus and refreshing flavors, and its combination of ingredients makes it an ideal choice to enjoy on any occasion. In this post we will teach you how to prepare a delicious gin cocktail with lemon juice, so you can surprise your guests with a sophisticated drink full of flavor.
To prepare a delicious gin cocktail with lemon juice you will need the following ingredients:
- 60 ml gin
- 30 ml fresh lemon juice
- 15 ml sugar syrup
- A slice of lemon to decorate
- You will also need a cocktail shaker and a colander to prepare the cocktail properly.
How to make a gin cocktail with lemon juice?
Here are the steps to prepare this delicious cocktail:
- Fill a shaker with ice and add 60 ml gin, 30 ml fresh lemon juice and 15 ml sugar syrup.
- Shake the shaker vigorously for about 15 seconds so the ingredients mix well.
- Place a strainer over a glass and pour the contents of the shaker into the glass.
- Add ice to the glass and complete with sparkling or tonic water, as desired.
- Stir lightly with a spoon to mix the ingredients.
- Decorate with a slice of lemon on the edge of the glass and enjoy your delicious gin cocktail with lemon juice.
- Add some fresh mint leaves to the cocktail and mix them with the other ingredients before serving, which will give a refreshing and aromatic touch.
Sugar syrup is very easy to make. To prepare it, mix a part of water with a part of sugar in a pot over medium heat until the sugar is completely dissolved. Then let it cool before using in cocktail.
How to accompany a gin cocktail with lemon juice?
The gin cocktail with lemon juice is a refreshing and elegant drink that you can accompany with a variety of snacks and appetizers to enjoy at a meeting or at a special dinner. Some food options you can accompany with this cocktail include:
- Fresh fruits, such as strawberries, melon and pineapple, which complement well the citrus flavors of the cocktail.
- Soft and creamy cheeses, such as goat cheese and brie cheese, which balance the acidity of the lemon with its soft flavor.
- Nuts, such as almonds, nuts and pistachios, which contrast with the sweet taste of sugar syrup in the cocktail.
- Canapés or tapas, such as tomato and basil bruschetta, garlic prawns or blue cheese crostini, which adapt well to the sophisticated feeling of the cocktail.
In general, foods that complement well the flavors of gin cocktail with lemon juice are those that have a soft flavor and do not overwhelm the palate with strong or too spicy flavors. With a little creativity, you can easily find a variety of foods to complement and enjoy along with your cocktail.
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