Gin: The Tom Collins
Juniper Gelato on Lemon oatmeal cookie ice cream sandwiches
Sommelier: Alex: The Aviation (which he altered and renamed but it has escaped me now): 2 parts Cherry liqueur – he brought finger-lakes cherry liqueur– with 8 parts sapphire east, 1 part simple syrup, and 4 parts lemon juice. I had not sobered up at this point, but he did send me the recipe.
- 2 ½ cups milk
- 4 egg yolks
- ¼ cup sugar
- ½ cup brown sugar
- 3 TB juniper berries, ground
Cook the milk with ¼ cup brown sugar. Add the berries to the milk.
Meanwhile, beat the eggs and the remaining sugars
Add in warm milk to eggs/sugar and beat thoroughly
Cook again, not quite a boil.
Strain, cool, chill, then pour into a frozen ice cream machine and wait twice as long as the instructions say (but that is always how I make ice cream).
I put this between these cookies from Smitten Kitchen but I added a few TB of freshly grated lemon rind to them.
This is a dessert that starts out good, but gets better as you go, because it is not overly sweet.