May 18, 2018
For this week’s episode, we feature Maggie Hoffman and her recent book “The One-Bottle Cocktail”, a collection of drinks recipes with a seasonal and culinary bent that focuses on using just one type of spirit per drink.
We spoke about what ingredients can replace liqueurs and amaros and modifiers in a cocktail so you don’t have to spend a ton of money to make your favorite drinks.
The featured cocktail this week is a refreshing strawberry-gin drink, created by Shannon Tebay Sidle of New York’s Slowly Shirley and Death & Co.
Slippery When Wet- Makes 1 drink
1 large or 2 small ripe strawberries, halved
¾ ounce fresh lemon juice
½ ounce undiluted honey
2 ounces gin
1 heaping teaspoon plain Greek yogurt
Garnish: freshly ground black pepper and a vertical slice of strawberry
Combine strawberries, lemon juice, and honey in a cocktail shaker and muddle until well broken up. Add gin and Greek yogurt and fill shaker with ice. Shake until well chilled, about 15 seconds. Fill a rocks glass with crushed ice, then double-strain cocktail into it. Grind black pepper on top and garnish with the strawberry slice.