Monday, March 26, 2012

light and day

2 oz Plymouth Gin (Cold River)
1/2 oz Yellow Chartreuse
1/4 oz Maraska Maraschino Liqueur
1/4 oz Orange Juice
3 dash Peychaud's Bitters

Stir with ice and strain into a cocktail glass.

After the South Slope, I kept with the late 2000s New York vibe with the Light and Day from Gary Regan's Bartender's Gin Compendium. The drink was created by Alexander Day when he was at Manhattan's Death & Co.; the book provided little insight into the creation of the recipe and whether it was named after a song by the Polyphonic Spree.
The Light and Day's nose showcased the Maraschino liqueur with some herbal notes that I attributed to the Yellow Chartreuse; this led into the lightly orange sip that contained some cherry fruit notes. The swallow began with a medley of the gin, Maraschino, and Yellow Chartreuse aspects and ended with Peychaud's Bitter's anise. Overall, the Light and Day was like a pleasantly fruited-up Alaska.

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