Thursday, February 4, 2021

crop top

3/4 oz Beefeater 24 Gin (regular Beefeater)
3/4 oz Amaro Montenegro
3/4 oz Giffard Grapefruit Liqueur (St. Elder)
3/4 oz Lemon Juice

Shake with ice and strain into a Nick & Nora glass.

Two Thursdays ago, I ventured into the Cocktail Codex book and spied the Crop Top. This equal parts number was created by Devon Tarby in 2013 using the Last Word as the structure. For flavors, Devon was influenced by the 1934 Zombie's Don's Mix of grapefruit and cinnamon; here, the grapefruit was from the liqueur and the cinnamon from the Amaro Montenegro. I was so taken in by the drink development story that I did not realize that it was the gin for Bourbon version of the Triple Crown that I had a week and a half prior.
In the glass, the Crop Top showcased a grapefruit and pineapple aroma. Next, lemon and orange on the sip slipped into gin, grapefruit, cinnamon, and nectarine flavors.

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