Cocktail of the week: Kerridge’s avocado cooler

If you’ve managed to make it all the way through dry January without a single slip-up, congratulations; and here’s a refreshing reintroduction to booze to kickstart the rest of the year. It’s not too strong, either, so is perfect for a weekend brunch.

Serves 1

50ml gin – we use Tanqueray
25ml lime juice
15ml agave syrup
¼ very ripe fresh avocado, peeled and diced
Ginger beer, to top
1 slice lime (fresh or dehydrated), to garnish

Put the gin, lime juice, syrup and avocado in a shaker, add a big handful of ice, and shake hard for 10-15 seconds, so you really bruise the avocado. Double strain into a whisky glass, top with ginger beer and garnish with lime.

Alex Ciale, head bartender at Kerridge’s Bar & Grill, London WC2.


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