Do you remember girls in high school stuffing their Zima’s full of skittles? No? Maybe it was a Reno thing… I guess maybe girls in other cities went with Smirnoff Ice. The point is, that generally speaking, women are not the target market when it comes to beer. I know this upsets some of you, but it is not a judgement, it is just the truth. And it is rather unfortunate if you ask me. Between the image factor, the social stigma and those damn skinny girl margaritas, what is a sophisticated (or not) beer loving lady to do?
While serving up flavored vodka after flavored vodka, I began to formulate a plan for a mixture that would appease the fairer of the sexes. This concoction caters to the fruity cocktail loving palate as well as introduces some depth and interest that will never be found at the bottom of a Whip Cream Vodka & Soda glass.
- 1.5 oz Gin (I like Quintessential for this one)
- .75 oz Fresh Lemon
- .75 oz Framboise Honey Syrup
Shake and double strain into a Coup
Top with Gueze Lambic Cuvée Rene
Garnish with two Raspberries
For the Syrup, warm some honey in a sauce pan until viscous. Reduce Framboise into the honey stirring constantly. It should take about twenty minutes to reach the desired consistency.
Happy drinking, and serving.