Figgy Pudding Cocktail

People seem to forget just how mixable gin can be in cocktails. It's surprisingly versatile - especially when you think of the different types of gin - London Dry, Plymouth, Genever or Dutch, Old Tom and the new American-Style gins. There's more variation between each brand of gin than perhaps any other spirit category.

One that we've recently discovered thanks to their participation in our January "Holiday Hangover Brunch" 3st of the Month is Edinburgh Gin. Made similar to the Dutch or Genever style, it starts in a Scottish copper pot still before being infused with eight signature Scottish botanicals. 

While this cocktail calls for a few specialty ingredients that you may not have at hand, we encourage you to experiment with what you do have. Don't have grapefruit? Use lemon or orange. Don't have fig preserves? Try orange marmalade or peach jam. Don't have pimento dram on hand? Just add a pinch of ground allspice.

equipment:

cocktail shaker
rocks glass

ingredients:

2 oz Edinburgh Gin
1 oz fresh grapefruit juice
.5 oz Eli Mason Classic Grenadine
.5 oz fig preserves
1 bar spoon pimento dram (allspice liqueur)
orange zest for garnish


method:

Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice and shake to chill. Strain into rocks glass with fresh ice3 and garnish with a strip of orange zest.