The lovely mixologists over at Chef Hugh Acheson's 5&10-http://fiveandten.com in Athens, GA have upped the ante on this non-alcoholic classic. It's 5 o'clock somewhere so let's head over to Milledge Ave for one of 5&10's Arnold Bombers! Isn't the name the best? This refreshing cocktail is simple and clean with bright flavors and the perfect kick. If you can't make it over to 5&10 for a beverage and Acheson's insanely delicious and creative menu then check out their Arnold Bomber recipe below. In regards to the food, I suggest making the trip to Athens as the menu is very much one of a kind. The menu does change seasonally but my favorite mainstays are the Medjool Dates & Frogmore Stew-YUM!!!
THE ARNOLD BOMBER
This cocktail is the epitome of what the South is all about.
It’s simple, clean, and a twist on a Southern Classic.
For earl grey infused gin: 1 liter good quality gin
½ c loose earl grey tea
¼ c honey 3 lemons ice cubes
1 cup homemade lemonade for one serving
Using a microplane, zest 2 of the lemons. Whisk the zest, gin, tea, and honey together and let them sit for one to two hours until the gin takes on the color of iced tea. Strain the liquid through a fine strainer and then through a coffee filter. Store the strained liquid in the gin bottle used. Fill a Collins glass with ice cubes, and measure in two ounces of the earl grey gin. Fill the remainder of the glass with the made-from-scratch lemonade. Turn the contents of the glass into a cocktail shaker and lightly shake. Return the contents to the glass and garnish with lemon slices.
Photo Credit-J.P. Bond