101 Best New Cocktails: Jenkins! by Kate McDonald, Veneto Lounge, Victoria, BC

by Gaz Regan · Friday, May 3rd, 2013 · 101 Best New Cocktails 2013


 Adapted from a recipe by Kate McDonald, Veneto Lounge, Victoria, BC.Jenkins!

 “When I started bartending I was eager to make my own drink, but patience is necessary both for great things and product conservation. This was the first drink I created (with the newly acquired knowledge of flavour affinities), and years later it still seems to be the number one drink my patrons order and tell their friends about.

 “Yes, the name is supposed to have an exclamation mark. The chef I was working with at the time use to call me Jenkins. At first I simply thought he didn’t know my name, but I think he just liked to yell that more than ‘Katie.’ The name has now become a sort of ‘nom-de-bar’ used by those who have worked with me.” Kate McDonald.

 60 ml (2 oz) Hendrick’s gin

22.5 ml (.75 oz) Giffard Lichi Li liqueur

22.5 ml (.75 oz) fresh lemon juice

15 ml (.5 oz) honey syrup

7.5 ml (.25 oz) rose water

1 dash Bitter Truth lemon bitters

 Shake and double-strain into chilled coupe.

gaz sez:  Pure, simple, refreshing, and perfect for springtime sipping.  This drink will fly over the bar at a very rapid rate of knots.

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