1 1/4 oz Plymouth Sloe Gin
1/4 oz Maraschino Liqueur
1/2 oz Lime Juice
Shake with ice and strain into a cocktail glass.
On Thursday last week after the Science of Cocktails lecture at Harvard, a few of us caught a nightcap at Russell House Tavern. When I first saw the Journey Through the Night a few months ago, I inquired about the proportions for I was wondering whether it was an equal parts Last Word variant. Alas, it was not and my attention was drawn away to other tempting libations on the menu on my next few visits. That night it called out to me again, and I answered. While the name reminded me of Louis-Ferdinand Céline's Journey to the End of the Night, it may be named after a book by Dutch author Anne de Vries. However, I did not have a chance to ask what inspired bartender Kyle Powell when he created it.