Garden Salad Gin & Tonic
 
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In this intriguing herbaceous cocktail, gin is infused with extra virgin olive oil lending body and a grassy, fruity, and savory note to the beverage. This process is called “fat washing.” By infusing the gin in this way, the delicate nuances of the oil are left behind resulting in an unforgettable cocktail.
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Serves: 1 cocktail
Ingredients
  • 8 ounces premium gin
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons fresh herb leaves such as a mixture of thyme, basil, tarragon, basil, cilantro, and parsley
  • ¼ cup roughly chopped fresh tomato
  • ¼ cup roughly chopped English cucumber
  • Ice cubes
  • 4 ounces tonic water
  • Herb sprigs for garnish
Instructions
  1. Combine gin and olive oil in a freezer-safe container that has a tight fitting lid. Cover and shake vigorously. Let sit at room temperature for 4 days, shaking jar occasionally. Place the container in the freezer. Once the oil has solidified, about 1 hour, pour the gin through a coffee filter to remove the fat solids and discard. Keep the infused gin chilled until ready to use.
  2. Place the herbs, tomato, and cucumber into a chilled tall glass and crush into a fragrant, pulpy mush with a wooden bar muddler. Fill the glass with ice cubes, 3-ounces infused gin, and tonic water. Gently stir to combine and garnish with herb sprigs.
Notes
The cocktail is quite easy to make but plan ahead a few days to enjoy the full flavor of the fat-washed gin.
Recipe by GreenThumbWhiteApron.com at http://www.greenthumbwhiteapron.com/garden-salad-gin-tonic/