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.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
total:
10 mins
Servings:
1
Yield:
1 gin and tonic
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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

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
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Rating: 5 stars
04/26/2020
I made a batch of preserved lemons as an experiment a few weeks ago not knowing exactly what I was going to use them in. Now I know. The salt in the lemon compliments the gin perfectly making this one of the smoothest gin and tonics I have had. Read More
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