2/3 Dry Gin (1 3/4 oz Bluecoat)
2 dash Grapefruit Juice (3/4 oz)
2 dash Raspberry Syrup (1/2 oz Royal Rose's)
1 dash Orange Bitters (Regan's)
Shake with ice and strain into a cocktail glass. I added a grapefruit twist.
Two Fridays ago, I was in need of some end of the night punctuation, so I took a gander at Pioneers of Mixing at Elite Bars: 1903-1933 and spotted the Orlando. Overall, the combination reminded me of a gin Blinker Cocktail which sounded rather refreshing. Once prepared, it offered a grapefruit aroma that led into a grapefruit and berry sip. Finally, the swallow was a delightful old school pairing of gin and raspberry flavors.
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!