1/3 jigger Gin (1 3/4 oz Beefeater)
1/4 jigger Apricot Brandy (3/8 oz Rothman & Winter)
1/4 jigger Grenadine (3/8 oz)
2 spoon Sweet-Sour (1/2 oz Lime Juice)
Shake with ice and strain into a cocktail glass. I added an orange twist.
Two Mondays ago, I was perusing Boothby's 1934 World Drinks and How to Mix Them and I spotted the Bermudian which is very similar to the Bermuda Rose that I have seen in other cocktail books. I approached the recipe with another Bermuda drink in mind, the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club. In the glass, the Bermudian gave forth an orange oil aroma over fruit notes from the apricot with perhaps the pomegranate and lime helping out. Next, the sip was equally as fruity with lime and berry flavors and hints of orchard fruit. Finally, gin, apricot, and other fruit elements rounded out 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!