Recipe: 12 oz gin; 6 oz simple syrup (or flavored simple syrup); 6 oz lemon juice. Pour into pitcher. Add ice. Top with bottle of Prosecco. Garnish with fresh fruit of choice.
So it’s really great if you know how to make all these classic cocktails one at a time, but what if you want to have a group of people over and share all these great cocktails you’re making with your friends? It’s actually really easy to do that. All you have to do is pick a really simple cocktail recipe and extrapolate that for how many servings you want. So I decided to take a French 75, which is essentially a gin sour topped with champagne, gin, lemon, sugar, topped with champagne. And for the party sometimes you might want to have a signature drink or something that’ll get your friends talking. So I decided to do the simplest way to create a signature cocktail and change out the sweetener. So I’m going to use ginger syrup instead of simple syrup. I keep the same recipe though.
So here we go. I also don’t need to shake it or do anything. I just make it in a pitcher, add ice, let that dilute, save yourself the trouble. So we’ve got our lemon juice, and again, just take the same quantities and measure up depending on how many you want. So that was six ounces equal parts ginger syrup. All right, and so that was six ounces, so I’m going to do twice as much gin. Oh, I’m going to use all of this, yeah. Put in my gin. Now like I said, I’m not going to shake this individually or anything. That’s way too much work. I’m just going to kind of put in a bunch of ice and let that do all the work. Now don’t do this too early, because as the ice melts it will get too watery. You want to do this pretty soon before your guests come or make some smaller batches, just so it stays fresh.
And the most important ingredient is going to be our Seco. Always keep that thumb on there as you’re going to take someone’s eye out. Woo, and kind of eyeball it. It should be about three ounces per drink, but I think I’m just going to put the whole bottle in, because it is a party after all. And I’m going to give this a little bit of color, just throw in some raspberries to accent it. So I barely did anything. I used a classic recipe and yet, I have a completely original drink, and I just have to come up with a catchy name. And I usually ask my wife for that stuff, so I’m not going to do that here. And there you go, easy cocktails for groups.