Tuesday, July 10, 2012


2/3 Old Tom Gin (1 1/2 oz Ransom)
1/3 Sweet Vermouth (3/4 oz Cocchi Vermouth di Torino)
1 dash Gum Syrup (1/4 oz Simple)
1 dash Maraschino Liqueur (1/4 oz Luxardo)
1 dash Absinthe (1/4 oz Kübler)
2 dash Orange Bitters (Regan's)

Stir with ice and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with fruit (cherry).

Two Thursdays ago, I was flipping through William Schmidt's The Flowing Bowl from 1892 and spotted the L'Aurore. The drink seemed like an interesting Martinez-like drink that also shared similarity with his Angelus. With L'Aurore meaning "the dawn," I am unsure if this was meant as a foglifter in the morning or whether it was just part of his astronomical drink naming tendency like The Sun.
The L'Aurore began with a Maraschino and anise aroma that led into a grape and spice sip. The savory gin flavors appeared on the swallow along with the Maraschino and absinthe, and the drink offered a delightful lingering chocolate note at the end.

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