Because the book "50 Shades of Grey" is set at the Portland’s Heathman Hotel, Liquid Kitchen created the 50 Shades of Gin drink for the Heathman Restaurant & Bar’s new cocktail menu. This sin’sual cocktail combines gin with fresh tangerine, lemon juice, pomegranate juice, and a sprig of thyme.
Depending on the season, use clementines, mandarins, or tangerines.
½ tangerine (cut crosswise – use 1/4 if large)
1½ oz gin
¾ oz fresh lemon juice
¾ oz simple syrup
½ oz POM pomegranate juice
Squeeze tangerine and drop into a mixing glass. Measure in gin, lemon, simple syrup, and pomegranate juice. Fill with ice then cap and shake vigorously. Strain drink into a coupe or large martini glass. Garnish with a fresh thyme sprig and mini-handcuffs.