This lovely and sweet gin cocktail, the Jump High, is a close relative to the previously made Run Fast cocktail. Because horses and gin go so well together. WAIT – spectating horses and gin go so well together.
The Jump High can tend to be on the sweet side, depending on your sensitivity to elderflower liqueurs and the type of apple juice you use. Some of the more additive-free apple juices out there will likely be less sweet and more tart.
The Jump High Gin Cocktail
- 1.5 Oz. Gin
- .5 Oz. Elderflower liqueur
- 1.5 Oz. Apple juice
- Ginger Ale to top things off
- Mint To garnish things with
- Use a rocks glass, or bigger, to create this Jump High drink.
- In your shaker, add your gin, elderflower liqueur, and apple juice.
- Give it a good shake, and transfer to your rocks glass, or collins glass, already filled with ice.
- Top with your ginger ale.
- Garnish with mint.
How to mix up your Jump High gin cocktail.
It’s absolutely and totally appropriate to change up how much elderflower and apple juice you use. This drink can be overly sweet, and toning down the sugars can help temper that.
This is also a drink that can go in a rocks glass or a collins glass, depending on what you have. You may find that a collins glass gives you more room to really add some significant ginger ale. That means more bubbles, and a smoother taste.
Play with your garnishes, also. I do love mint, it’s up to you if you want to smack it around or not to release more oil, flavor and aroma. You can also add any type of fresh fruit, like apple, or lemon, or orange. Dehydrated fruits tend to add more intense aromas and flavors. Go nuts and try them all.