Mixology Monday With The Leveretts - Ginger Beer Zipper

December 07, 2020  •  Leave a Comment

Hey hey!

We wanted to share a light and sweet cocktail, perfect for a weekend afternoon or to impress your quarantine approved house guest. Our version of the zipper cocktail swaps lemon-lime soda for ginger beer and we add an extra step of muddling blackberries and mint leaves for more depth of flavor. We hope you enjoy! As always, if you make any of our drinks, take a picture and share them with us online! Instagram ---> @ staynfocusimages
 

This makes 2 drinks. Let's get started!

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Here's what you need:

For Drink
2 oz. Chambord (Raspberry Liqueur)
2 oz. Vodka
1.5 oz. Fresh Squeezed Lemon Juice
1.5 oz. Fresh Squeezed Lime Juice
1/2 oz. Simple Syrup
8 oz. Ginger Beer
6-8 Mint Leaves
6-8 Blackberries
Ice

For Garnish
2 Slices Lime
2 Large Mint Leaves

You will also need, cocktail shaker, hawthorne strainer, fine mesh strainer, muddler and 2 rocks tumblers. 

 

Let's Make the Drink!

  1. In a shaker cup, add blackberries and mint leaves and muddle for approx. 10 seconds.
  2. Next, add:
    • Chambord (2 oz.)
    • Vodka (2 oz.)
    • Lemon & Lime juice (1.5 oz, each)
    • Simple Syrup (1/2 oz.)
    • Ice (8-10 cubes)
  3. Shake vigorously for 20-30 seconds.
  4. Double strain using hawthorne strainer and fine mesh strainer into two rocks tumblers
  5. Add ice (4-6 cubes each glass)
  6. Top with ginger beer (approx. 3-4 oz. per glass)
  7. Garnish with mint leaf and lime slice
  8. Enjoy!!

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"Let us learn to appreciate there will be times when the trees will be bare, and look forward to the time when we may pick the fruit."

-Anton Chekhov
 

 


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