The Loving Cup – #LoveWins

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The Supreme Court made a number of good decisions this week, but the one that seemed most apt for drinkifying was the Obergefell v. Hodges case, which is mostly known as the case that decided same-sex marriage was a right in the entire United States.

In honor of this decision, generally (and by me) regarded as a triumph of love over adversity, prejudice, and all that bad stuff, I decided to put things I love into a cocktail and see if it was any good. Slightly less thought through than SCOTUS’ decision, but hey, it ended up working.

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The Loving Cup

  • 1.5 oz not-too-intense scotch (Highland Park is great!)
  • .75 oz St. Germain
  • 2-3 shakes rhubarb bitters (go easy on this)
  • juice of 1/4 lemon, or to taste
  • rainbow sour strips, for garnish
  1. Combine ingredients in a Boston shaker, over ice.
  2. Shake briefly and strain into a martini glass
  3. Layer in the sour strip for garnish, gently.
  4. Enjoy, while basking in the good sense (in this case) of this country.
  5. Pro tip: eat the sour strips after they’ve had a good long soak in the cocktail.

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Tasting Notes:

BN: I really liked this. Weirdly, I didn’t like the combination of the ingredients before adding the sour strip, and the sour strip itself was pretty cherry-medicinal which is never good. But together, they melded nicely (and you should probably wait a bit before drinking to allow them to do so). It had just the right amount of sweet and sour, and wasn’t too strong on any one flavor. Also, the alcohol-infused sour strip was delicious.

PiC: I really liked this! I mean, I love sour candy and I wanted this to be a good one given the awesomeness of the event that inspired it, but to be honest I thought it was gonna be super alcohol-tasting, which is not really my thing. But it actually was dangerously drinkable and went super well with the sour candy garnish, so yay! #LoveWins!

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