5 Surprising Ways to Make Gin & Juice
Snoop Dogg may have immortalized Gin and Juice with his 1993 hip-hop classic, but he didn’t invent the timeless combo. Gin and Juice goes back almost a century before Snoop even came into the world (ultra-smoothly, we assume) as Calvin Broadus Jr., in Long Beach. (Side note on Snoop: Did you know he has 17 music-industry award nominations, and no awards? That’s some flagrant injustice right there.)
Yeah, the G & J duo goes back to at least 1876, when legendary bartender Jerry Thomas put the recipe for a Tom Collins (gin, fresh lemon juice, sugar, club soda) in writing. Bartenders from Thomas’s era knew how well gin paired with fresh citrus (and other juices), and bartenders from our era have rediscovered this fact and taken it to the next level—and the next one after that.
We asked one of them, Zach Lynch of St. Augustine, FL—a 2016 USBG World Class finalist—to put together some fresh gin-and-juice combinations for us, using Tanqueray No. TEN, which is distilled with fresh whole fruits for a citrus-herb balance specifically created for mixing with fresh juice.
He delivered five of them that would have Snoop himself laid-back sipping with a smile on his face.
These are all shaken, the traditional way to mix all drinks containing fresh juice.
Please drink responsibly.
TANQUERAY NO. TEN Gin. 100% Grain Neutral Spirits. 47.3% Alc/Vol. Imported by Charles Tanqueray & Co., Norwalk, CT.