I have to admit, I stared in mild horror disbelief when I first read about Gin & Milk. It struck me as a weird old-lady’s drink that’s just a way to hide the fact she’s drinking gin from the rest of the family. But, as I always tell my son, you can’t dismiss something without trying it, so I tried it.
Gin & Milk
- 1 cup, Milk
- 2 oz, Gin
Method: Add milk and gin to a generous amount of ice in a cocktail shaker. Shake (not stir). Pour into a Collins glass and sprinkle with grated nutmeg.
So, what’s it like?
I tried this with some scepticism and trepidation, however, I was pleasantly surprised.
The flavour is clearly milk, nice cold milk, but there’s a surprisingly strong resinous juniper undercurrent. This mixture really enhances that pine-resin, woody aspect of the juniper and mutes a lot of the other flavours. The addition of the nutmeg gives it a nice depth of spice and compliments the woody, resinous juniper theme very well.
All-in-all, it’s a refreshing and pleasant drink, a little lacking in complexity maybe, but certainly worth trying.