1/3 Dry Vermouth (3/4 oz Noilly Prat)
1/3 Dry Gin (3/4 oz Hayman's Royal Dock Navy Strength)
1/3 Apricot Liqueur (3/4 oz Rothman & Winter)
Juice 1/2 Lime (1/2 oz)
Shake with ice and strain into a cocktail glass.
A few Tuesdays ago, I returned to Hugo Ensslin's Recipes for Mixed Drinks and selected the Dick, Jr. Cocktail. The recipe reminded me of the Café Royal Cocktail Book's Snake in the Grass with the orange liqueur and lemon exchanged here for apricot brandy and lime. The Dick, Jr. proffered an apricot and juniper aroma which led into a fruity sip from the apricot and lime; in addition, the sip contained a clean dry wine note from the vermouth. Next, the swallow began with gin and ended with an apricot finish that came across as a dried apricot or perhaps prune flavor.
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.
drink & tell: a boston cocktail book
A collection of drink recipes, techniques, and Boston bar recommendations from Frederic Yarm, one of the authors of the Cocktail Virgin Slut blog. Available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and The Boston Shaker (on their shelves and via their webstore). Follow the buzz on D&T's Facebook fan page!