By Days End

By Days End is a great use of three words, still it is a better cocktail. One that will simple make you smile that you made it to the end of the day!

By Days End is the favorite cocktail of one of my fictional characters in a story where of the story is the same “By Days End”. So what is it? A gin based cocktail with the taste of summer from a watermelon lemonade and a touch of mint that is bruised as you shake the cocktail.  When I first decided to make this cocktail I wasn’t sure how it would turn out the answer was simply awesome.  The mint and gin play of each other and the watermelon lemonade is amazing.  It is has refreshing of a summer drink that I can think of and well worth the effort.

By Days End

2 oz. Death’s Door Gin
8 mint leaves
5 oz. watermelon lemonade
Mint sprig as a garnish

Directions in a Boston glass place the 8 mint leaves at the bottom then add ice (which will act as the bruising agent) pour in the Death’s Door gin then the watermelon lemonade. Shake and then double strain over ice in a high ball with a mint sprig garnish.

Watermelon Lemonade

1 part watermelon juice
1 part lemon juice
½ part simple syrup or honey syrup
3 parts water

Directions pour all ingredients into a container and combine if you use ice only 2 parts water the ice melting will get you the rest of the water content.  The mixture will need a good shake or stir always before using in the cocktail.

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