Gin Levy Bevvy Cocktail
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The Gin Levy Bevvy

It’s tax day! Woohoo! Just kidding. Nobody is really excited about tax day, especially if you are rushing to get your one million various papers you need together. The least I can do is present you with a delicious and refreshing cocktail to make your work a little lighter. I made this Gin Levy Bevvy to easy the pain of 1040s a little bit!

I should take an aside for those that don’t live in the U.S. to point out that filing taxes in the U.S. is incredibly cumbersome – much more difficult than in other countries.

Does it need to be this way? Absolutely not. Why is it so difficult? As with so many things, probably because of lobby dollars. If you’re interested in learning more, check out this great Planet Money Episode about a tax lawyer who hired his own lobbyist to help him get the tax form simplified. Good luck, bro!

Anyway, enough about complicated things. Let’s make a delicious and easy cocktail!

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This fizzy and refreshing gin cocktail has a pomegranate syrup and fresh lime. It’s the perfect refreshing, light cocktail for spring (and for doing painful things like taxes)!

Ingredients

Quick Pomegranate Syrup:

1 cup pomegranate juice
1/2 cup water
1 cup sugar

Gin Levy Bevvy:

1 1/2 - 2 oz. gin
1 1/2 ounces pomegranate syrup
Club soda
Fresh lime
Cherry, garnish
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Directions

  1. To make the cocktail syrup, add those three ingredients to a small saucepan and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Stir to dissolve sugar and simmer the mixture until it reduces by about half, maybe 8-10 minutes.
  2. Remove syrup from heat and allow to cool. If you stick it in the fridge or freeze, it’ll chill out pretty quickly. Then transfer syrup to a squeeze bottle or jar for storage.

To make a cocktail:

  1. Stir together gin and pomegranate syrup in a tall cocktail glass to dissolve syrup.
  2. Top with ice, filling the glass up.
  3. Top with club soda and stir together.
  4. Garnish with a cherry and fresh lime segment.

Simple Pomegranate Syrup

One of my favorite tricks for making good homemade cocktails is to whip up a special simple syrup. You can use any kind of juice really and just mix it with a little water and sugar. I usually use 1 cup of sugar to 1 cup of juice and then add about 1/2 cup of water to help things dissolve.

Pomegranate Simple Syrup - Gin Levy Bevvy

Starting syrup

Bring the mixture to a simmer to dissolve the sugar and then let it simmer until it reduces by about half. It should simmer for 8-10 minutes. Just stir it occasionally to prevent any burning.

Chill the mixture down and it will thicken and be perfect for cocktails!

Syrup done - Gin Levy Bevvy Cocktail

Reduced.

Gin Levy Bevvy

This is a simple cocktail. Stir together some gin (or vodka) with the pomegranate simple syrup.

Pom syrup - Gin Levy Bevvy Cocktail

This syrup is awesome.

Then top off your tall glass with bubbly water and ice! Pretty much done!

Gin Levy Bevvy Cocktail

Club soda obvs!

I like to garnish mine with a cherry and a slice of fresh lime. It’s a pretty refreshing situation!

Try this Gin Levy Bevvy if you need a little refresh while you are finalizing your taxes today!

Gin Levy Bevvy Cocktail

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