the boozy browser

The calendar may say mid-August, but the slant of the sunlight is starting to tell a different story. And the leaves, too. Not so bright and fresh green. Oranges and reds are hovering at their tips. Time for a cocktail that tips us towards fall. From summer beach reads to thick novels. So this one is dedicated to my favorite bookstore, Browsers Bookshop. It opened in 1935 and recently was bought and brought back to life. In honor of Andrea (proprietress), it is a gin-based drink. In honor of the 30’s, something with fizz. In honor of books, something clear so if it spills, no pages will stain. In honor of stories, a splash of lemon, bright & tart. And soda to make it all sparkle.

  • 1.5 oz. gin
  • 1 oz. pear liqueur
  • 1 oz. simple syrup
  • 1 oz. lemon juice
  • soda water

To make the simple syrup:

Bring 1 cup of water to a boil, add 1 cup sugar, stirring until dissolved. Store in the frig.

To mix the drink:

Drop a handful of ice cubes into your cocktail shaker. Pour all ingredients (but not the fizzy one!) over the ice. Lid on. Shake away. Pour into your glass. Top with soda water. Enjoy!

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