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.