I’ve been deep cleaning my kitchen for the last three days. Is it anxiety, or just plain boredom, who can say. My stove top and cutlery drawer has never been cleaner. The one thing that’s making these ground hog days and menial labor a bit more palatable, other than a good pod cast (right now I’m listening to season 4 of The Fall Line), is a fun cocktail.
I was looking for something refreshing and low ABV that I could sip while cleaning out my fridge. I’ve never infused gin or anything else with hibiscus and I forgot how astringent and sour it can be. Needless to say, even after a brief time it was pretty potent. In an attempt to make it a little smoother I milk-washed it. This Gin and Tonic ended up being more like an aperitivo with a nice floral scent.
Hibiscus Rose Gin and Tonic
2 oz. Milk-washed Hibiscus Rose infused Highclere Castle Gin
4 oz. Q Tonic water
Garnished with fresh lemon and orange blossoms
Fill a large glass with ice, add gin and top with tonic water.