Liquid Kitchen couldn’t help but get inspired by 50 Shades of Grey, especially now with the book series being adapted for the big screen! Because the book is set at the Portland’s Heathman Hotel, Liquid Kitchen created the 50 Shades of Gin drink for the Heathman Restaurant & Bar’s new cocktail menu. This sin’sual cocktail combines gin with fresh tangerine, lemon juice, pomegranate juice, and a sprig of thyme.
Photo by Evrim Photography.
50 Shades of Gin
Depending on the season, use clementines, mandarins, or tangerines.
Makes 1 cocktail
1/2 tangerine (cut crosswise – use 1/4 if large)
1 1/2 ounce gin
3/4 ounce fresh lemon juice
3/4 ounce simple syrup*
1/2 oz POM pomegranate juice
Garnish: fresh thyme sprig – and mini-handcuff garnish “thumb cuffs”
Squeeze tangerine and drop into a mixing glass. Measure in gin, lemon, simple syrup, and pomegranate juice. Fill with ice then cap and shake vigorously. Strain drink into a coupe or large martini glass. Garnish with a fresh thyme sprig.
*To make simple syrup: combine 1 cup sugar with 1 cup boiling water. Stir until dissolved. Store refrigerated.
Recipe by Kathy Casey Liquid Kitchen® for the Heathman Restaurant & Bar – www.LiquidKitchen.com