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The Jasmine Cocktail

The Jasmine Cocktail is an easy-to-make, four ingredient drink that pairs gin with lemon juice, bitter Campari and sweet Cointreau. The Jasmine is a great cocktail for those intimidated by gin, as the gin acts as a vehicle for the other flavors, rather than hitting you in the face with heavy juniper.

Of course, enjoying this cocktail is predicated on appreciating the wonderfully bitter aperitif, Campari. But even the Campari is somewhat muted by the Cointreau, resulting in a well-balanced drink that looks and tastes similar to grapefruit juice. And like grapefruit juice, it’s a refreshing way to start your morning.

The Jasmine Cocktail

1 1/2 oz gin
1 oz Cointreau
3/4 oz Campari
1/2 oz lemon juice

Shake all ingredients with ice, and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a lemon wedge.

Don’t let the pinkness fool you; this drink packs quite a boozy wallop. And for another delightful gin drink, try the Fitzgerald Cocktail.

Written by Kevin Gray

2 Comments

  1. Jack · May 4, 2011

    That’s a lot of booze.. definitely no girly drink, despite the pinkness. I kinda like Campari now.. used to hate it. I guess it’s an acquired taste like anything else. I’ll have to get me some cointreau and make one of these!

  2. Sylvie · May 4, 2011

    Just made one. Yum–it does taste like grapefruit juice! I’m always looking for new ways to use Campari. Thanks!

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