Since I’ve had a little more free time these days, I’ve been revisiting some of my old recipes and noticed that I have quite a backlog of cocktails that never made it onto the site. Until now. You can expect to see more cocktails here this year, as I’ve discovered a sizable backlog of drinks to draw on.
Anyway, I introduced this drink to the Clyde Common cocktail menu around 2010. It was on the menu for quite a while, but it never really took off like some of my other drinks. Regardless, many fans continued to request it for years after we took it off the menu, and I still think it’s one of my most delicious cocktails. He even toured others menus around the world.
This drink is great because it doesn’t go too far in any direction. It’s not too sweet, there’s only a teaspoon of sugar in the whole thing. It’s not too sour, there’s barely half a lime’s worth of juice. And it’s not too strong, it only requires an ounce of gin. And between the ginger beer and the Amontillado sherry, it’s absolutely bursting with flavor. Somehow it’s refreshing and crushable, but still interesting, which was exactly the type of drink we specialized in at Common Clyde.
You can use store-bought ginger beer if you absolutely have to, but I highly recommend giving it a try. make your own using my homemade ginger beer recipe. There is no substitute for cold ginger beer and mine is very easy to make. So take this low alcohol content a cocktail to go around every now and then. I hope you like it.