Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Guadeloupe Loupe: Really fun Summer Cocktail

A summer afternoon needs a really refreshing cocktail.  The Guadeloupe Loupe fills the bill perfectly.  This combination of Damoiseau VSOP Rhum along with the citrus, ginger and the tarragon cane syrup gives this a definite sweet tart flavor that is so very refreshing.   These hot days call for a cooler that will take the edge off of the heat and tis one really does the job.

Guadeloupe Loupe
1 ½ Oz. Damoiseau VSOP
Juice of ½ Lemon
½ Oz Grapefruit Juice
¼ Oz. King’s Ginger Liqueur
½ to 1Oz. Tarragon Cane Syrup (according to taste)
Top up with Club Soda
 Shake well untilo chilled and strain into a Collins glass filled with fresh ice cubes and garnish with a tarragon sprig.
Tarragon Cane Syrup
½ Cup Sugar in the Raw
½ Cup Boiling Water
6 Large Tarragon Leaves 

Combine the sugar and boiling water.  Stir until the sugar is dissolved.  Add the tarragon leaves and steep in hot simple syrup for 20 minutes.   Strain into a clean jar, cover and refrigerate for up to two weeks.