101 Best New Cocktails: Jake Leg by Dimitris Kiakos, Bartender/owner at the Gin Joint, Athens , Greece.

by Gaz Regan · Sunday, December 22nd, 2013 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2013

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Jake Leg

Adapted from a recipe by Dimitris Kiakos, Bartender/owner at the Gin Joint, Athens , Greece.

jake leg

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.

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