I’m not super creative, so when I mixed up this horse-themed drink called the Piaffe, I needed another horse-related name – the Tempi Changes gin cocktail. This delightful gin cocktail can be a smidge sweet, but I’m sure you all know what to do about that.
This recipe calls for Pavan – which is a lovely muscat grape-based liqueur, complete with some orange blossom goodness to boot. Let your taste buds and affinity for the sweet make this one your own.
The Tempi Changes Gin Cocktail
- 1.5 Oz. Gin
- .5 Oz. Pavan
- 1.5 Oz. Apple juice
- Ginger ale To finish things off
- Mint To garnish
- Orange or apple peel To garnish
- In a shaker, combine your gin, Pavan, and apple juice with some ice.
- Strain into a rocks glass, filled with ice.
- Top with ginger ale, and add your garnish of choice.
How sweet is the Tempi Changes?
It’s not as sweet as a lollipop dipped in pure sugar then coated with syrup and dipped again. It’s also a bit dependent on how much Pavan you add – you can also change that up.
Your choice of apple juice also makes a difference – look at the ingredients and maybe you can cut some sugar out there.
Adding a complementary garnish, like a dehydrated orange, can play against any sweetness. Mint will also add some dimensions, or add a twist that you express over your drink for more intense oil flavor. Rubbing your orange zest on the rim of your glass helps, too.