Hale Pele’s Sierra Kirk wanted to experiment with gin in place of the traditional rum for her piquant take on a Daiquiri. “The combination of the slightly floral, rich almond syrup (orgeat) and the brightness of the gin and lemon juice make for a refreshing and slightly tart frozen treat,” Kirk says. This drier take on the classic cocktail is a perfect happy hour pick-me-up on a hot summer day, especially if you’re not a die-hard rum fanatic. If you don’t have time to whip up your own orgeat, Kirk suggests Small Hand Foods’ formula in lieu of the homemade stuff.
.75 oz fresh Lemon Juice
1 oz Orgeat
2 oz Gin
2 dashes orange bitters
8 oz crushed ice
Edible flower or lemon wheel
- Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
- Pour into a coupe glass, garnish with an edible flower or lemon wheel, and enjoy!