Tuesday, April 25, 2017

deep blue sea

2 oz Gin (Beefeater)
3/4 oz Cocchi Americano
1/4 oz Violet Liqueur (Rothman & Winter Violette)
2 dash Orange Bitters (Regan's)

Stir with ice and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a lemon twist.
Two Tuesdays ago, I reached for my new copy of Michael Madrusan and Zara Young's A Spot at the Bar and decided upon the Deep Blue Sea. That recipe was Madrusan's first drink that he ever worked on with Sasha Petraske, and overall, it reminded me of an Atty (or Attention) Cocktail without the absinthe and with Cocchi Americano instead of the dry vermouth. Once in the glass, the drink was closer to a light shade of purple rather than blue from my Rothman & Winter Crème de Violette. Next, a lemon, pine, and floral aroma greeted the nose and led into a peach-orange sip. Finally, the swallow shared juniper, ginger, and peppery flavors with a floral finish.

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