101 Best New Cocktails: Jake Leg by Dimitris Kiakos, Bartender/owner at the Gin Joint, Athens , Greece.
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Adapted from a recipe by Dimitris Kiakos, Bartender/owner at the Gin Joint, Athens , Greece.
60 ml (2 oz) Beefeater 24 London dry gin
10 ml (.3 oz) Storico Vermouth di Torino
20 ml (.6 oz) fresh lemon juice
15 ml (.5 oz) pine honey syrup*
10 ml (.3 oz) homemade ginger syrup**
25 ml (.85 oz) sage tea***
2 dashes Dr. Adam Elmegirab’s Boker’s bitters
1 sage leaf, as garnish
Shake over ice and strain into a chilled coupe. Add the garnish
*Pine Honey Syrup: blend 500 ml (2 cups) Greek pine honey with 300 ml (1.25 cups) simple syrup.
**Homemade Ginger Syrup: blend 500 ml (2 cups) freshly squeezed ginger juice with 500 ml (2 cups) simple syrup
***Sage Tea: boil in a saucepan 500 ml (2 cups) water with 15 sage leaves for 8 minutes. Remove from heat and strain.
gaz sez: Dimitris really captured the essence of Beefeater 24 in this drink, especially with his sage tea—it marries fabulously with the gin. Nicely done, Dimitris.