1 1/2 oz Dry Gin (209) 3/4 oz Passion Fruit Juice 3/4 oz Lillet Blanc 2 dash Cointreau (1 tsp) 2 dash Calvados (1 tsp Marquis de Saint-Loup)
Shake with ice and strain into a cocktail glass.
On Friday night, I was flipping through the Cafe Rayal Cocktail Book when I spotted the Melody. Perhaps it was the combination of the passion fruit and the Lillet that called out to me -- a combination that I had previously tinkered with in the Plastic Passion swizzle. And perhaps it was the curiosity of why there were 2 dashes of Calvados in a drink instead of a more sizable measure. The Melody started off with a fruity nose and fruity taste in the first part of the sip which was followed by the bite from the gin. Moreover, the Cointreau provided a different fruit note that lingered after the swallow. The drink was rather mild due to its low acid content, and as it warmed up, it reminded Andrea of a citrus-light Pegu Club.
The euphemisms are getting a bit stale, suffice to say: four people in Boston -- two of whom are much more prolific writers than the other two (including the originator of this blog, who has no excuse apart from laziness) -- who drink and tell.
drink & tell: a boston cocktail book
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