Thursday, April 9, 2009

[bitter symphony no. 9]

2 1/2 oz Anchor Genevieve Gin
1 oz Green Chartreuse
1/2 oz Amer Picon
1 dash Fee's Grapefruit Bitters

Stir with ice and strain into a rocks glass. Twist orange peel over the top and discard peel.

For my last drink at No. 9 Park, Matt decided to improvise on the spot. Similar to the Bold Proposition, this cocktail was rather dynamic as it changed over time. At the beginning of the drink at its coldest point, the green Chartreuse and Genever gin dominated. I was saddened that the Amer Picon was lost in the flavor profile save for perhaps some smoothness and sweetness. The Amer Picon did donate a great deal colorwise to the brownness of the drink. Intriguingly, as the drink warmed up, the orange of the Picon became more and more dominant with the Chartreuse diminishing a notch or two. This flip flop, whether due to temperature or my taste buds acclimating to the Chartreuse, was most notable.

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