Ginuary 13th: Monkey 47, lime & soda.

Look, a good G & T is a true marvel. Even a bad G & T will get you through in a pinch. But there’s something I find absolutely titillating about a gin that will embrace a simple splash of soda water and a squeeze of fresh lime. Screw you, vodka—my limes and soda belong to gin, too.

Tonight I got my first taste of Monkey 47 Schwarzwald Dry Gin (and not my last, as my darling friend left the rest of her precious bottle in my unworthy hands).

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I’m not lying to you when I say that this drink right here tasted vaguely like a melted lemonade icy pole. It was absolutely delicious and so perfectly simple and after my first day back at work in almost a month it was exactly what it needed to be.

I’ll admit that I’m surprised this combo hadn’t yet been crossed off the Ginuary to-do list, though—this isn’t the first gin I’ve enjoyed in this manner. See also Darnley’s View and Hendrick’s. Open to suggestions on others! Open to suggestions on just about anything, to be completely honest.