2/5 jigger Gin (1 1/2 oz Beefeater)
2/5 jigger Orange Juice (1 oz)
1 spoon Pineapple Syrup (1/2 oz)
1/2 Egg White (1 Egg White)
Shake once without ice and once with ice. Strain into a cocktail glass and garnish with freshly grated nutmeg.
After the Westervelt, I turned to William Boothby's 1934 edition of World Drinks And How To Mix Them and spied the Palace. With gin, orange, and pineapple notes shaken with egg white, the Palace reminded me of the Hawaii Cocktail that I enjoyed at Green Street. Here, the nutmeg garnish played a large role in the drink's aroma. Next, the sip offered a smooth orange and pineapple flavor, and some of this fruitiness carried over into the swallow and mingled with the gin.
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!