Gilligan's Island

It's been an unusually warm week here (for February), so we thought we would break out the summer cocktail menu.  Our additional inspiration for this week's cocktail was the bottle of Authentic Kola Syrup from Washington, D.C.'s True Syrups & Garnishes that we had picked up a couple of weeks ago.

The tropical origins of the Kola Nut, along with the ginger and spices in the syrup, got us thinking about a nice deserted island - but a deserted island that would have a good bottle of gin on it!

We figured Thurston Howell III would have a nice bottle of gin, and the kola syrup has "Ginger". Let's just go ahead and christen this drink the "Gilligan's Island".

So sit right back, find some old reruns on TV, and mix yourself up something refreshing!

Gilligan's Island

2 oz. gin
1/2 oz. fresh squeezed lemon juice
3/4 oz. True Kola Syrup
1 dash cardamom bitters
3 oz. club soda

Place gin, lemon juice, kola syrup and cardamom bitters in a cocktail shaker with ice.  Shake vigorously and strain into a high-ball glass with ice cubes.  Add club soda, garnish with a lemon wedge, stir, and enjoy!
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The castaways on the beach 

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