1/2 Booth's Gin (1 1/2 oz Beefeater)
1/4 Orange Juice (1/2 oz)
1/4 Lemon Juice (1/2 oz)
1 dash Grenadine (1/2 oz)
1 Egg White
Shake once without ice and once with; strain into a cocktail glass.
Two Saturdays ago, I reached for the 1937 Café Royal Cocktail Book and spotted the Show Boat attributed to UK Bartender Guild member J.W. Mellish. The recipe reminded me of a Pink Lady with orange juice instead of apple brandy, and the combination of orange, lemon, and grenadine did trigger thoughts about the Ward Eight (and the lesser known gin Eureka in Boothby). Once prepared, the Show Boat presented a vague fruity aroma with the pomegranate notes being the most recognizable. Next, a creamy orange sip gave way to gin, lemon, and berry flavors on the swallow.
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!