This is my selection for a Halloween cocktail this year – it may take some lead time because you might have to track down the ingredients, but I think it’s worth it! This is an original recipe & I love it!
Makes 2 cocktails…
Chill two Nick & Nora, martini or coupe glasses by filling them with ice and setting them aside or by putting them in the freezer.
5 ounces Ransom Old Tom Gin (available at Total Wine and elsewhere)
1.5 ounces fresh squeezed clementine juice
1.5 ounces fresh squeezed lime juice (or lemon juice if you prefer)
1 ounce Traeger Smoked Simple Syrup (available at Amazon and elsewhere)
Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with plenty of ice. Shake thoroughly. Strain into chilled glasses.
*A note on the name…every time I squeeze clementines I feel like I’m milking a cat a la Meet the Fockers (click link below!), plus this is related to the Tom & Jerry (5 parts Old Tom, 2.5 parts lemon juice & 1.5 parts simple syrup)–again a cat…given the name and the color, as well as the autumnal notes imparted by the vanilla, clove & smoke simple syrup, I thought this would be the perfect cocktail for Halloween!