1/3 Booth's Gin (1 oz Hayman's Navy Strength)
1/3 Lemon Juice (1 oz)
1/6 Gomme Syrup (1/2 oz Simple)
1/6 Strega (1/2 oz)
Spot of Egg White (1/2 Egg White)
Shake once without ice and once with ice. Strain into a cocktail glass.
Two Thursdays ago, we began the cocktail hour with an interesting Strega drink from the Café Royal Cocktail Book called the Georgia. The drink began with a lemon and herbal aroma that contained an oregano-like note. The sweet, smooth sip yielded a pleasing lemon flavor that led into a botanical-rich swallow with gin and Strega notes. Overall, the Georgia was a lot smoother of a Strega drink than the Berkley Hotel Cocktail perhaps due to the egg white and addition sugar added.
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.