This is a drink for when you need a drink on a Tuesday. When its been that kind of week (er, two days into the week). Or, if you just want a good cocktail.
It’s like a Pimm’s Cup. Without the Pimm’s + cucumber. Or a Gin Fizz. Without the egg white. I made up the name for this drink. It sounds like an English gentleman. Fitting for gin.
Yields two drinks
2 shots gin
2 cups sparkling water
1/2 of a Meyer lemon, sliced into small wedges (regular lemon works, too)
2 teaspoons ginger syrup
Fill a shaker with the gin, lemon, and ginger syrup. Pour over ice in two rocks glasses, and fill each glass with sparkling water. Stir and serve.
You could also add mint. In the summer: blackberries AND mint. Yum.