The fix is a very old recipe dating back to the days of Jerry Thomas, and it could not be easier. It’s a gin sour on crushed ice and that’s pretty much it. We’ve explored the Bramble before and its rum-based cousin the Rumble, but here we don’t use fruit or fruit liqueur in the drink, just gin, lemon juice, and simple syrup. It’s good for those lazy muggy summer days because it can be built directly in the glass and swizzled.
When you have a fantastically flavorful gin like St. George Terroir, simple is the way to go. It allows you can appreciate the California coast aromas of the gin – Douglas fir, sage, and bay laurel.
But wait… there is something missing here. It’s a simple drink but it screams for a nice garnish. Use any seasonal fruit that strikes your fancy.
Here – much better.
- Erik Ellestad’s post on the gin and brandy fix at Savoy Stomp
- More about the history of the Gix Fix on the Musings on Cocktails blog
- Fix recipes in Jerry Thomas’ Bartender’s Guide recipes on Darcy’s Art of Drink blog
- Toby Cecchini’s article on the Bramble for the New York Times