The Great Lusby
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The Great Lusby
Cocktail recipe

Rating

3.75 / 5
The Great Lusby is a refreshing cocktail that appears to take inspiration from classic British flavors, combining the boldness of gin with the zesty tang of fresh lemon juice, mint ... more The Great Lusby is a refreshing cocktail that appears to take inspiration from classic British flavors, combining the boldness of gin with the zesty tang of fresh lemon juice, mint leaves, and the spicy effervescence of ginger beer. This drink is typically served in a highball glass, which allows plenty of room for ice and the garnish of a lemon peel spiral, offering an aromatic hint with every sip. The sharpness of the gin is mellowed by the sweetness of the ginger beer, creating a well-balanced beverage, while the addition of mint provides a cool, herbal undertone that plays well with the lively citrus notes. The Great Lusby seems poised to deliver a potently refreshing experience, perfect for sipping on a warm day or as an invigorating aperitif.
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8% | 2.4 units *

Highball glass

Ingredients

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Method
How to make a The Great Lusby

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Peel the lemon by starting at the stem end, using a sharp paring knife, and cutting in a continuous spiral about half an inch wide until the lemon is completely peeled
Place the peel in a highball glass so that the top of peel overlaps the rim of the glass
Fill glass with coarsely cracked ice
Add the mint, gin and lemon juice into a cocktail shaker with ice and pour into the glass
Top with ginger beer and stir before serving
~ This recipe is best with Bundaberg ginger beer. ~

Learn more about some of the mixology terms used in this cocktail

·  Highball  ·  Rim  ·  Stir  · 

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FAQ's

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What's the ideal way to serve The Great Lusby?

The Great Lusby is ideally served in a highball glass, topped with ginger beer after shaking the other ingredients with ice. It should be served cold, immediately after preparation to retain its freshness and effervescence from the ginger beer.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute the gin in The Great Lusby with another spirit?

Yes, vodka is a common substitute for gin in many cocktails for those who prefer a smoother, less botanical taste. However, substituting gin with vodka in The Great Lusby will result in a slightly different flavor profile, as gin's herbal notes play a significant role in the cocktail's character.

GARNISHING_TIPS

What garnishes work best with The Great Lusby?

A sprig of mint and a twist of lemon peel not only add to the aesthetic appeal of The Great Lusby but also complement its fresh, zesty flavor profile. Additionally, a slice of fresh ginger can add an extra kick that pairs well with the ginger beer.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does The Great Lusby's alcohol content compare to other cocktails?

With an alcohol content of 8%, The Great Lusby is on the lower end of the spectrum compared to many classic cocktails. For instance, a Margarita usually has a 12-15% alcohol content, making The Great Lusby a milder choice suitable for occasions when you're looking for a lighter option.

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

Should The Great Lusby be stirred or shaken before serving?

Despite the details indicating it should not be stirred, The Great Lusby should actually be shaken. This is a common technique for cocktails containing citrus juices, like lemon juice, to ensure a well-integrated mix. The method also chills the cocktail efficiently before it’s topped with ginger beer and served.

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