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Gin and tonics are one of my favorite cocktails, but I often like experimenting with different add-ins instead of the traditional lime wedge. The salt from the preserved lemon really brings out the natural botanical flavors in the gin.


Recipe Summary

10 mins
10 mins
1 gin and tonic


Original recipe yields 1 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Remove the pulp from the lemon with a sharp knife and discard, saving the peel. Lightly rinse peel with cool water. Slice off a thin sliver of peel and set aside for garnish.n

  • Combine lemon peel and gin in a shaker. Muddle lemon until slightly crushed. Add 1 cup ice to the shaker, cover, and shake until chilled, 15 to 20 seconds.n

  • Fill a rocks glass with ice and strain cocktail over the ice. Top with tonic water. Garnish with lemon sliver and rosemary sprig.n

Cook's Notes:

Preserved lemons can be found in international markets and specialty grocers, but I prefer to make my own using Meyer lemons and one of the many recipes available online.

For a slightly saltier flavor, add 1/4 teaspoon of the lemon brine to the shaker. I like to add in a couple rosemary needles when muddling the lemon for a more robust taste.

Nutrition Facts

198 calories; carbohydrates 14.3g; sodium 3106.4mg. Full Nutrition