Plymouth Gin Tonic

Plymouth Gin Tonic

Plymouth Gin Tonic

Sweet-tart strawberries and spicy peppercorns make for a fruity twist on the classic gin and tonic.Ingalls Photography

Historically a two-ingredient drink garnished minimally with a simple lime wedge, the gin and tonic is today the subject of a creative renaissance. In contemporary versions, a wild array of flavorful garnishes and add-ins are employed to concoct delicious drinks that stray far from the stalwart norm. At Miami's Barceloneta restaurant, sweet-tart strawberries are muddled with spicy peppercorns to make this fruity elixir. This recipe first appeared in our June/July 2014 issue with Camper English's story "Miracle Cure."

Plymouth Gin Tonic
For this gin and tonic recipe, sweet-tart strawberries are muddled with spicy peppercorns to make a fruity elixir.
Yield: makes 1 Cocktail

Ingredients

  • 3 strawberries
  • 18 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 12 oz. navy-strength gin
  • 4 oz. tonic

Instructions

  1. Muddle 2 strawberries and ⅛ tsp. freshly ground black pepper in a shaker; pour into an ice-filled goblet. Stir in 1½ oz. navy-strength gin. Top with 4 oz. tonic; garnish with a strawberry.