2/3 Dry Gin (1 1/2 oz Beefeater)
1/2 Grapefruit Juice (3/4 oz Ruby)
2 dash Orgeat (1/2 oz)
1 dash Raspberry Syrup (1/4 oz Royal Rose)
Shake with ice and strain into a cocktail glass. I added a grapefruit twist.
Two Sundays ago, I flipped through Pioneers of Mixing at Elite Bars: 1903-1933 for the night's libation. When I happened upon the Jacksonville, it reminded me of an orgeat-containing Orlando with less reliance on raspberry syrup (and no orange bitters). Still, the combination of grapefruit and raspberry was alluring as it was in the Blinker Cocktail. Once mixed, the Jacksonville provided grapefruit aromas with hints of raspberry. The grapefruit continued on into the sip where it mingled with berry notes, and the swallow combined the gin with nutty orgeat and the syrup's raspberry.
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!