Tuesday, October 27, 2009

pearl white

1 1/2 oz Bombay Dry Gin
1/2 oz Lillet Blanc
1/2 oz Lemon Juice
1/2 oz Simple Syrup
2 sprig Mint

Shake with ice. Double strain (to remove mint bits) into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a lemon twist.
For my second drink at Green Street on Sunday night, I stuck with the gin theme and picked out the Pearl White off of the long cocktail list (shown in the photo above). While I could not find a source for this recipe, it appears to be very similar to a classic Southside with an addition of Lillet. The mint and lemon contributed greatly to the Pearl White's aroma. Moreover, the mint carried over into the taste to augment the gin sour's flavor. Indeed, the gin and Lillet were detectable in the beginning of the sip before being chased by the citrus and mint notes.

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