Wednesday, December 30, 2020

lost leader

1 oz Plymouth Gin (Beefeater)
1/2 oz Bull Run Pacific Rum (Privateer Tres Aromatique)
1/2 oz Combier Crème de Peche (Mathilde)
3/4 oz Lemon Juice
1/4 oz 2:1 Demerara Syrup (1:1)

Shake with ice, strain into a cocktail glass, spritz Herbsaint over the top (4 drop), and garnish with a lemon twist.
Two Wednesdays ago, I delved into the 2012 The Cocktail Hour series and spotted the Lost Leader in gin edition. The Lost Leader was crafted by Tommy Klus at Kask in Portland, Oregon, and an old menu found online suggested that there was some ingredient drift given the description, "Haymans Old Tom Gin, Ron Matusalem Platino, Orchard Pear Liqueur, lemon, Herbsaint." In the glass, the Lost Leader presented a peach, anise, and lemon bouquet to the nose. Next, lemon with a hint of stone fruit on the sip gave way to gin, rum, and peach on the swallow that gained anise on the finish over time. Overall, the rum acted as a good flavor bridge between the gin and the peach liqueur.

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