...is made with Magellan gin. The iris-infused, French-made spirit is not so easy to find, but Mr. Potter brought some home from a purveyor of fine booze the other day, and Tom Jones, The Logovore, was dining with us. He was sensible enough NOT to want a martini, which is really what I thought Magellan gin was best for, until I made one of these. Since Magellan gin is glacier-melt-blue in color, the drink comes out a translucent pale blue-ish green, just lovely. And it is DELICIOUS, just the thing to lighten up after a long, snowy winter.
A Magellan Tom Collins
2 oz Magellan Gin
1 oz fresh lemon juice
1 tsp. simple syrup or slightly less light agave syrup
Shake the non-seltzer ingredients together over ice and strain into an ice-cube filled highball glass. Fill with seltzer, give it a good swizzle, and garnish with what makes you happy. Some folks put a cocktail cherry in and an orange slice, but the colors are wrong with this drink. I'd do a long, twisty piece of lemon zest, curled up, or a quarter of a lemon wheel.
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