Historically a two-ingredient drink garnished minimally with a simple lime wedge, the gin and tonic is today the subject of a creative renaissance. In contemporary versions, a wild array of flavorful garnishes and add-ins are employed to concoct delicious drinks that stray far from the stalwart norm. At Miami’s Barceloneta restaurant, sweet-tart strawberries are muddled with spicy peppercorns to make this fruity elixir.
Makes 1 Cocktail
1/8 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
1 1/2 oz. navy-strength gin
4 oz. tonic
Muddle 2 strawberries and ⅛ tsp. freshly ground black pepper in a shaker; pour into an ice-filled goblet. Stir in 1½ oz. navy-strength gin. Top with 4 oz. tonic; garnish with a strawberry.
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