Portuguese gin & tonic

Adapted by StarChefs.com
November 2017


Lime Cordial
12 limes
½ cup sugar
Gin & Tonic
Yield: 1 cocktail
1 ounce white port
1 ounce Broker’s London dry gin
Fever Tree Indian tonic water
Dehydrated lime wheel
Dehydrated juniper berries


For the Lime Cordial

Juice limes, reserving peels. Cover and refrigerate juice. In an airtight container, combine peels and sugar; seal. Let mixture sit at room temperature for 2 days. Strain liquid through a chinois; discard solids. Scale liquid and record volume. In a nonreactive container with a lid, combine liquid with an equal volume of lime juice. Shake vigorously. 

For the Gin & Tonic

To a wine glass filled with ice, add Port, gin, and ½ ounce Lime Cordial. Top with tonic by pouring down a bar spoon stem. Garnish with lime wheel and juniper berries