Here we are, 3 weeks into July, and it’s hotter than ever here in Fort Lauderdale. Bring on the cocktails! I have another gin-based summer cocktail this week: Charred Lemon, Rosemary and Coriander Gin and Tonic. It’s a new take on a classic, and I’m excited to find out if I like a gin and tonic with lemon instead of lime!
This Charred Lemon, Rosemary and Coriander Gin & Tonic is something special! The flavours are so perfectly balanced and it makes a very beautiful start to the evening/afternoon. Well to any occasion!!
I’m still loving the light taste of the Prairie Organic Gin. I really wanted to try it with tonic water since it has such a strong taste. I was curious to see if it would overpower the gin, and it did not. In fact, it made a very smooth drink. I think I’m turning into a gin person…
You’ll want to char the lemons and give them plenty of time to cool before you add them to your cocktail. I didn’t and ended up melting the ice cubes in my first attempt pretty fast. Also, make sure the skillet is very hot before adding the lemons so you get a nice char on them. It really affects the flavor (in a good way), and they smell divine!
Tip: Put peppercorns into a plastic bag before you crush them. I used a zippered sandwich bag to keep things neat.
Slightly crush coriander seeds and squeeze lemon a little before adding tonic. It increases taste of both but still lets the gin stand out.