It’s time for another twofer! The first is this Gin Cocktail, and the second (tomorrow’s) will be the Fancy Gin Cocktail, which is the same but served slightly differently. I’m not entirely sure why these count as two separate drinks, but I guess he can do what he wants.
While this will not be keyword-y and punny, the big news story of this week is of course the Brexit, with continuing ramifications as the days go on. In short, Britain voted to leave the European Union soon, causing stocks and currencies to tumble, and generally uncertainty and despair. Also a sad commentary on what “real” people think about politics. However, I learned today that the vote isn’t actually the final word on this — they could hold another vote, or just… not do it. Apparently. Not that that wouldn’t also cause many issues, but it’s an interesting thought. So, uh, drink gin and contemplate.
111. Gin Cocktail
(Use small bar glass.)
- 3 or 4 dashes of gum syrup.
- 2 dashes of bitter’s (Bogart’s) [Or Angostura. Peychaud’s might also be good for this one!]
- 2 oz. of gin.
- 1 or 2 dashes of Curaçoa.
- 1 small piece lemon peel; fill one-third full of fine ice; shake well, and strain in a glass.
BN: I guess I prepared this slightly differently than he said, because I’ve had enough of crushed/shaved/fine ice. Looks-wise, I was hoping it would be an interesting pink color, because that’s what color Angostura bitters are and that would be cool with all the clear spirits, but the Curaçao really pushed it towards orange. I didn’t love the taste, but that’s not surprising since I don’t like gin. Interesting orange notes, though, blending with the juniper well. I could vaguely drink it, which is good. Also, this is the same recipe as the Whiskey Cocktail. Just so you know.
PiC: Had a bit of a harsh bite at the beginning, but then was not bad. A lot of orange flavor. Definitely a sipping cocktail.