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5 Days of Grammy Cocktails: This Mark Ronson-Inspired Beverage Will "Funk You Up"

5 Days of Grammy Cocktails: This Mark Ronson-Inspired Beverage Will "Funk You Up"
Daniel Collopy
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In honor of the upcoming Grammy Awards, we’re rolling out a series of pitch-perfect cocktails inspired by this year's nominees for Best Record of the Year. Each drink was dreamed up by Evan Charest, mixologist for the Patina Restaurant Group and the official caterer for the awards show.

“Up. Town. Funk you up. I said uptown funk you up.” That single song lyric has practically become a mantra for all who have heard and loved Mark Ronson’s record “Uptown Funk.” The incredibly catchy jam, featuring Bruno Mars, was the inspiration for Charest’s “Gon’ Give it to You” cocktail, a riff on the classic Gin Fizz. “I added some apple for body and, to honor the essence of the record, used ginger syrup for a little bit of a kick,” says Charest. Try the recipe below and be prepared to get funky.

Gon’ Give it to You

Ingredients

oz gin
¾ oz fresh lemon juice
½ oz ginger syrup ($4; webrestaurantstore.com)
1 oz apple juice
Soda, for topping
Garnish
Apple slice

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Directions

Combine gin, lemon, ginger, and apple. Shake and strain into a Collins glass filled with ice. Top with Soda. Garnish with an apple slice.

 
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