Wednesday, April 20, 2011

magnolia tree

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.

2 comments:

spitcurl said...

Saw this today, and it made me think of all of you! FANCY.

http://www.surlatable.com/product/PRO-21373/Antique-Recipe-Cocktail-Shaker

frederic said...

Oh dear, I shouldn't browse the other items either. I have seen non-silver versions of the recipe shaker around, but never a silver one.