When Jesse Friedman asked me to visit his house for a passover themed pot luck, the first thing that occurred was to me to bring was a bottle of the new Kosher version of 209 Gin.
Trying to think of a cocktail, Jesse mentioned that Elianna’s favorite cocktail was the Lonsdale from Beretta.
Fortunately, that is a cocktail I know and it just required a trip to the Alemany Farmers’ market for a few ingredients.
As far as I know, the Lonsdale is named after the London bar of the same name. I do not know if the recipe is from that bar or a tribute to it.
Elianna said I should try to teach Jesse the cocktail. I tried, but she seemed strangely opposed to the idea of measuring, so I am not quite sure how it will work out in the long run. But here is the recipe for the cocktail anyway:
1 1/2 oz gin
1 oz Apple Juice
3/4 oz Lemon Juice
1/2 oz Honey Syrup (Honey diluted 1-1 with warm water)
6 Basil Leaves
Shake with ice and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a spanked basil leaf.