1 oz Tanqueray Gin 3/4 oz Curaçao 3/4 oz Lemon Juice >1/2 Campari
Shake with ice and strain into a rocks glass filled with ice seasoned with green Chartreuse.
On Friday night, I opened up the Rogue Beta Cocktails book and found the Magnolia Tree. The drink was created by Ira Koplowitz, perhaps during his years at Chicago's Violet Hour bar, and combines a classic Gin Daisy with two bitter elements. One of those elements is a healthy dose of Campari and the other is a light touch of green Chartreuse by way of a rinse. Perhaps it was the suggestion of the drink's name, but the aroma was rather floral; moreover, the drink's color did remind me of magnolia blooms I have seen. The nose also contained notes of orange liqueur, Campari, and a hint of Chartreuse. Like many Daisies, the sip was a combination of the citrus elements. Moreover, the swallow contained the gin and Campari with a slight accent of the Chartreuse akin to the effect of nonpotable bitters.
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. (Note: If you are looking for virgin cocktails, check out the companion MocktailVirgin blog!)
drink & tell: a boston cocktail book
A collection of drink recipes, techniques, and Boston bar recommendations from Frederic Yarm, one of the authors of the Cocktail Virgin Slut blog. Available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and The Boston Shaker (on their shelves and via their webstore). Follow the buzz on D&T's Facebook fan page!