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.


spitcurl said...

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

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.