1 oz Beefeater Gin 1 oz Cynar 3/4 oz Lemon Juice 1/2 oz Simple Syrup 2 Orange Wedges
Shake hard with ice and double strain into a cocktail glass.
Tuesday last week, I was flipping through Gary Regan's Annual Manual for Bartenders 2011 and spotted Sam Ross' Too Soon? After enjoying Sam's Penicillin, Paper Plane, and Conquistador, I was definitely willing to try another of his recipes. The Too Soon? presented more Cynar aromas to me and more orange ones to Andrea. The sip started as a slightly caramel-tinged orange flavor that became more lemony as the drink warmed up. Next, the swallow offered Cynar's herbal notes and gin's botanicals with lingering bitter orange notes perhaps from the orange wedges' peels being included in the shake.
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.