Tuesday, September 15, 2009


1 oz Gin (Berkshire Mountain Distiller's Ethereal)
1/2 oz Dubonnet Rouge
1/4 oz Lemon Juice
1/4 oz Yellow Chartreuse

Shake with ice and strain into a cocktail glass. Recipe originally stated as proportions, here scaled to 2 oz pre-melt total volume.
Last night, Andrea wanted a somewhat older drink after the two newer ones we had the night before. I therefore took out the Café Royal Cocktail Book (1937) and suggested a few drinks. Andrea honed in on the Goody-Goody, a drink invented by C. Bongarzoni (who seems to be best known for creating this recipe). The recipe calls for Booth's gin which we lacked so we subbed in our bottle of Ethereal gin which we had not touched in a few weeks. The Goody-Goody was very gin forward with the tart lemon flavor being balanced by the sweetness of the yellow Chartreuse. The Dubonnet donated an attractive garnet color and added some extra smoothness to the drink.

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