This drink commemorating the beautiful magnolia tree blossom has a number of popular variations. You can switch out the gin for vodka, and you can add a touch of grenadine to give it a blush of pink and sweet. But most magnolia trees have a creamy white blossom and that’s what this recipe delivers. Note: As with many cocktails using dairy, the cream will separate and rise to the top after several minutes in the glass. The remedy is to pour short, drink up, and re-shake the mix before pouring out the next serving.
2 ounces gin
1 ounce lemon juice
1 ounce half and half
1/2 teaspoon simple syrup
Put all the ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously until the container is frosty. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
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Tasting notes: Creamy and bright.
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