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behind the bar: gin & ginger

by Grace Bonney

This month’s drink comes to us from the incredibly talented husband and wife duo, Andrew and Carrie Purcell who are co-creators of the food and photography blog pictures & pancakes. Carrie, a food stylist, and Andrew, a photographer, sure make quite the creative power couple and we are very honored to be featuring their recipe, photographs and styling of this delicious drink. We hope you enjoy! [Alissa + Ryan]

“Gin and Ginger is a little sip of a warm CA afternoon to cheer up your winter blues. This is our first New York winter since we moved to the east coast [from Santa Barbara]… and this drink is a nice reminder of sunny days spent on our patio with friends.”

CLICK HERE for the full recipe (and more lovely pictures) after the jump!

1 ½ oz gin
1 oz canton ginger liquor
4 oz ginger ale
juice of ½ lime

“We’ve recently rediscovered gin and really love Junipero gin made by Anchor Steam. Another favorite is Hendricks. We’ve also done extensive taste testing of ginger ales and can’t quite agree on which is best. If you like the drink a little sweet, try Boylan’s, and if you like spicy ginger, you’ll love GUS. It’s fun to constantly try this cocktail with different combinations of gins and ginger ales.”

Combine all ingredients in a highball glass with ice and stir.
Garnish with an additional lime wedge.

Thank you Andrew and Carrie for offering up this tasty drink! Have a great weekend everyone.

[Alissa & Ryan]

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