On The Rocks - Honolulu

I'm still feeling the martini glasses and the island vibe with the drinks at the moment. Maybe its the weather, after all its almost tropical stormy out there. Yes I know, mostly that's in my head, but still. Last week we had a fruity rum based number, this we we have an even fruiter little gem featuring gin. Let me take you to Honolulu.

The fun with this one... we get to do sugar rims. This recipe will actually do two glasses (or one rather large one) so halve it if its just for you. This is however certain one worth sharing.

You Will Need

Martini Glasses
Plate - one with a high lip around the edge is best
White Sugar 

4 shots of gin
1 shot of pineapple juice
1 shot fresh squeezed orange juice
1/2 shot lemon juice
1/2 shot simple syrup
2 dashes of Angostura bitters


Firstly, the prep. As fun as they look, sugar rims are actually really easy to do. Rub over the rim of your glass with your lemon or orange to get it wet (but tasty), then dip into a plate of sugar over and over until they are encrusted to your liking.

Like most, this is a stick everything in a shaker with ice and then strain job. This one is a very easy drink. The pineapple makes it a much lighter fruiter drink than you think it would be with the gin, but it really works well. A keeper.

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