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New Slang

New Slang at Tiger Mama in Boston. Image: Tim Nusog

Schuyler Hunton of Tiger Mama in Boston was tired of watching the compost pile stack up night after night, so she decided to do something about it. This gin-based cocktail is made from lime peels, coconut water (from coconuts the bar typically uses to make Tiki cups) and the oft-discarded syrup from a Luxardo maraschino cherry jar, for a tall drink that’s bright, refreshing and easy on your conscience.

This recipe originally appeared as part of “Are Earth-Friendly Cocktails Possible? These 5 No-Waste Cocktails Might Be the Answer.

Ingredients

  • 1 3/4 oz Bombay Sapphire gin
  • 3/4 oz Cherry shrub*
  • 3/4 oz Pineapple juice
  • 1/2 oz Fresh lime juice
  • 2 dashes Salt solution (3:1 water to salt)
  • 3 oz Coconut water soda**
  • Garnish: Maraschino cherries
  • Garnish: Lime wheels

Steps

  1. Add all ingredients except the coconut water soda to a shaker with ice and shake.

  2. Add the soda, then strain into a Collins glass.

  3. Garnish with speared maraschino cherries and lime wheels.

  4. *Cherry shrub: 3 parts Luxardo maraschino cherry syrup (the syrup left in a jar of maraschino cherries) to 1 part Champagne vinegar.

  5. **Coconut water soda: Fill an iSi container with coconut water, and charge with a nitrogen cartridge.