The Bushwick Spice Trade

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This cocktail is bright and citrus-y with a hint of heat at the end of the sip. It is delicious alone, or pair it with some fiery Asian takeout for a spicy Saturday at home.

from: Shake
makes: 2 drinks

6 ounces gin
4 cubes cane sugar
1 1/2 ounces fresh lemon juice
4 slices fresh ginger (plus 2 for garnish)
1 teaspoon pink peppercorns
4 basil leaves

Add the sugar cubes, lemon juice, ginger, pink peppercorns, and basil to a shaker. Muddle the ingredients until thoroughly crushed and the sugar has mostly dissolved.

Add the gin and ice (to above the level of liquid) and shake vigorously for 15 seconds.

Strain the mixture into chilled coupes and garnish with remaining ginger.

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