Friday, October 15, 2010

Fashionably Bombed "The Remix": Ty Collins

This is our first post in a new series called "The Remix".  Here we take classic cocktails and give them our own little twist.

We're sure that you've all met Tom Collins, but did you know he has a sexy, younger, half-Asian brother named Ty? Allow us introduce you:

Mr. Ty Collins
Inspired by Katherine's massive lemongrass plant in the garden, we gave this classic American cocktail an Asian-inspired twist!  Cheers!

The Making of a Ty Collins
Ty Collins

Makes 1

2 ounces gin
2 ounces freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 ounce Lemongrass & Ginger-Infused Simple Syrup (see recipe below)
Club soda

Add gin, lemon juice and Lemongrass & Ginger-Infused Simple Syrup to a cocktail shaker with ice.  Shake vigorously until a frost forms.  Strain into a tall, chilled glass and top off with club soda.  Garnish with a lemon slice and a maraschino cherry.  Hot pink umbrella is optional!

Lemongrass & Ginger-Infused Simple Syrup

½  cup sugar
½  cup water
3-4 lemongrass stalks
1 Tablespoon fresh ginger

Roughly chop lemongrass stalks and ginger. Combine water, sugar, lemongrass and ginger in a medium saucepan.  Boil until sugar has dissolved, stirring frequently.  Let it sit for a few minutes to a few hours, depending on how strong you want the lemongrass and ginger flavors.  Let cool, strain and store in refrigerator.


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