Monday, September 8, 2014


2 oz Citadelle Gin
3/4 oz Campari
1/2 oz Lime Juice
1/2 oz Lime Cordial Syrup (*)

Shake with ice and strain into a coupe glass.
(*) Contains lime zest, lime juice, simple syrup. Perhaps subbing Rose's Lime Cordial or 1/4 oz each of simple syrup and extra lime juice would work in a pinch.

Two Wednesdays ago, the Hawthorne held the Gertstravaganza event in honor of John Gertsen and his impending departure from Boston. On the docket for this charity event benefiting Mass Advocates for Children were seven bartenders each presenting a drink. Second in the batting order was Scott Holliday formerly of Rendezvous who was listed on the menu as "skipping through France." His drink was the Negrimlet subtitled "of mice and men?" Scott explained that when he and John used to live together, they dreamed this drink up by combining two great gin drinks (not unlike the Comanche Club that I had at another Mass Advocates for Children charity event at the Hawthorne). When Scott presented this Negroni-Gimlet hybrid, he referred to it as "the dinner Gimlet."
The Negrimlet offered a lime aroma that led into Campari's orange and the lime's fruitiness on the sip. The bulk of the Campari flavors came through with the gin on the swallow, and the lime returned on the finish.


Mark said...

Oh this is good, thanks for sharing. Just mixed one up with my meager pantry (had to do extra lime & simple syrup) and I like it.

frederic said...

Good to know that the drink is excellent with lime + simple instead of the cordial. It was a batched drink so the description of the cordial was very hodge-podged.