1 1/2 oz Beefeater Gin
1 1/2 oz Watermelon Juice
3/4 oz Lime Juice
3/4 oz Campari
1/2 oz Orgeat (BG Reynolds)
Cracked Salt (1 pinch)
Shake with ice and strain into a glass.
A few Mondays ago, Andrea had bought a small watermelon to make a drink off of the recipe sheet from this year's Tales of the Cocktail Bartender's Breakfast. The drink that required watermelon juice was the Sip Sip Hooray! crafted at San Diego speakeasy The Noble Experiment, and it was the Campari in addition to the orgeat that lured me in to make it. Once it a glass, it offered watermelon and grassy aromas. The watermelon continued on into the sip where it worked well with the lime. And finally, the swallow offered gin, bitter orange, and nutty notes with a watermelon finish.
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.
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The 2017 collection of 855 drink recipes, bartender tributes, and essays on hospitality from Frederic Yarm, one of the authors of the Cocktail Virgin Slut blog. Available at Barnes and Noble, Amazon, and The Boston Shaker (on their shelves and via their webstore)!
The 2012 collection of 505 drink recipes, techniques, and Boston bar recommendations from Frederic Yarm. Available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and The Boston Shaker (on their shelves and via their webstore)!