Here is a little article from Primer on a nice alternative to brewed coffee.
Emergency Protocol 417 (Doctor Who cocktail)
2 parts Gin
2 parts Vodka
1/2 part Dry vermouth
1 Lemon twist
Capt. Jack Harkness is the kind of guy that can enjoy a good, strong drink. We’ve post this recipe, created by Eddie Strickland, before, but it was just so elegant an pretty that I wanted to record it. A special thanks to Cristina Visue, who filmed and edited this beautiful video!
Blackberry Gin and Tonic
Note: The shrub in this cocktail takes a week to prepare.
For the shrub
1 cup blackberries
1 cup balsamic vinegar
3/4 cup sugar
For the gin and tonic
1.5 oz gin
.75 oz blackberry shrub
Blackberries, for garnish
1. In a bowl, toss blackberries with sugar. Let sit for one hour at room temp.
2. Mash the blackberries with a large spoon. Let sit for another hour.
3. Mash the fruit again and then let sit for 24 hours at room temp.
4. Add the vinegar, stir, and let sit, covered, for at least one week, making sure to give it a good stir every day.
5. After a week, strain the fruit from the mixture and save the liquid in a mason jar (or a large container with a cover).
6. To make the gin and tonic, pour the gin into a glass, followed by the shrub. Add a handful of ice cubes and top with tonic. Garnish with fresh blackberries.
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