Viking Fog CutterThe recipe seemed a bit tart so I reversed the volumes of lemon and orange juice to make something a bit more fitting to my palate. The aquavit float definitely donated a robust caraway component to the mint and citrus aroma. Using a straw, the citrus aspect of lemon and orange flavors filled the sip, and the swallow was nutty and juniper driven; at the end, the caraway and other botanicals mixed with those of the gin and began to overtake them. Indeed, the float here on the nose provided extra herbal notes that help bring out the gin botanicals in the flavor. Moreover, the white cap on top aided in making the drink a bit more visually intriguing.
• 2 oz Lemon Juice (1 oz)
• 1 oz Orange Juice (2 oz Cara Cara)
• 1/2 oz Orgeat
• 1/2 oz Brandy (Pedro Domecq Fundador Solera Reserva)
• 1/2 oz Gin (Seagram's Extra Dry)
• 1 oz Light Puerto Rican Rum (Don Q Cristal)
Shake with ice (crushed) and pour into a tall glass. Float 1/2 oz of aquavit (Aalborg).
Thanks to Shaun and Christa for hosting Mixology Monday once again and making an abstract term like "standoffish" into a great exercise in drink building dynamics, flavor, and aroma. And thanks to the rest of the MxMo participants for floating, rinsing, sinking, foaming, and misting their way into keeping this event going. Cheers!