The Nagshead Lemonade cocktail is very drinkable, but it’s not for kiddies: it uses gin. Anytime a cocktail involves gin, it’s acquired taste time. Refined palate time. Whatever it is, a drink like this is not so much for the Jack and Coke set.
That said, the Nagshead Lemonade is not a difficult drink to love. It’s not particularly refined or sophisticated. It blends a lot of ingredients together to achieve a taste that’s just so, and it is all about taste. The flavor overall is fruity, and the herbal notes in the gin are a bit muted.
If you enjoy this drink, be sure to try the Cosmopolitan, which has a similar flavor profile, but with vodka instead of gin. And of course there’s the Lemon Drop Martini, which tastes so much like a lemon drop candy you’ll think you’re back in childhood.
- 1 ounce gin
- 1 ounce peach schnapps
- 1 ounce triple sec
- 1 1/2 ounce lemon juice
- 1/2 ounce simple syrup
- 1 teaspoon grenadine syrup
Put ice cubes into a highball glass. Pour all the ingredients in and stir them up with the ice, and serve.