1/2 oz Sweet Vermouth (Carpano Antica)
Juice of 1 Lemon (1 oz, perhaps 3/4 oz would have been better)
1/2 tsp Sugar (Turbinado)
Stir juice with sugar to dissolve. Add rest of ingredients and ice. Shake and strain into a cocktail glass. I garnished with a lemon twist.
On Wednesday last week, our sample of Beefeater Summer Edition Gin showed up and I wanted to test it out before the Beefeater Summer-sponsored Thursday Drink Night the next evening. I will speak more about the gin itself in the next post, but for recipe inspiration, I went to the gin section in Patrick Duffy's The Official Mixer's Manual and found the Bronx River. The Bronx River stood out as quirky because it was a sweet Martini crossed with a Gin Sour. Since citrus and sweet vermouth have worked in the past such as in the Fig Leaf Cocktail, I was willing to give it a go. Well sharper citrus that is, since orange is smoother of a juice and meshes well in the Bronx and Bronx Golden.