Friday, August 14, 2009

seventh heaven

1 3/4 oz Gin (Bershire Mountain Distillers' Ethereal)
1/2 oz Maraschino Liqueur (Luxardo)
1/4 oz Grapefruit Juice

Shake with ice and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a sprig of mint.
Last night, Andrea was making a grapefruit juice-based salad dressing and used some of the extra juice to make me a drink as motivation to start cooking dinner. The drink she chose was the Seventh Heaven from Ted Haigh's Vintage Spirits and Forgotten Cocktails which he describes as essentially an Aviation with the lemon juice swapped out for grapefruit. One aspect that was noteworthy was how incredibly well the botanicals in the Ethereal gin worked with the Luxardo Maraschino liqueur.


robm said...

This I will have to try. I confess the Ethereal I bought at Bauer on Newbury St took me aback: I thought it was too aggressively botanical for mixing, and used it instead for flavorful G&T's (wish I could find more interesting tonic water in the Fenway than Polar). With some left, and being open to Aviation variants, I'll check out this formula and hope for the best.

myshkin said...

Have always loved this drink but maybe the proper priority is to juice grapefruits for a 7th Heaven then make salad dressing if there's any leftover.

frederic said...

robm, the Ethereal is their normal Greylock Gin (7 botanicals) with an addition set of 7 botanicals. It's still tame compared to say Citadel but intense compared to Hendrick's.