Monday, February 4, 2013


2 oz Gin (Knockabout)
1/2 oz Punt e Mes
1/2 oz Maraschino Liqueur (Marasca)
1 dash Regan's Orange Bitters

Stir with ice and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a lemon twist.

Two Tuesdays ago, I was flipping through Tom Sandham's World's Best Cocktails and spotted a perfectly named drink, the Tuesday by Nick Van Tiel. Essentially, the Tuesday was a Red Hook made with gin and orange bitters instead of rye. For the Maraschino component, I opted for Marasca over Luxardo for I wanted the balance to be less driven by the liqueur.
nick van tiel gin cocktail
The Tuesday's lemon twist aroma joined a fruity note from either the Maraschino or the Punt e Mes' grape. The grape was definitely evident in the sip though, and as the drink warmed up, so was the orange from the bitters. On the swallow, the gin and the Punt e Mes' bitter notes transitioned into a Maraschino finish. Finally, as the drink approached room temperature, the Tuesday became less sharp in balance.

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