Friday, November 20, 2009

leonid cocktail

3/4 oz Laird's Bonded Apple Brandy (or sub Calvados)
3/4 oz Gin
3/4 oz Grapefruit Juice
1/2 oz Dry Vermouth
1/4 oz Cointreau
1 dash Angostura Bitters

Shake with ice and strain into a cocktail glass.
Last night on Mixoloseum's Thursday Drink Night (*), the theme was grapefruit. For a drink concept, I had the concept of a Star Cocktail variation (see recipe below) in mind as I created the shooting star cocktail, the Leonid. The Leonid Cocktail was rather dry and spicy from the gin and bitters meeting the dry vermouth. The Cointreau complemented the grapefruit juice quite well but did not dominate the drink's profile. Moreover, the apple brandy added to the fruitiness of the drink.
Star Cocktail Variation
• 1 oz Gin
• 1 oz Apple Brandy
• 1/4 oz Dry Vermouth
• 1/4 oz Sweet Vermouth
• 1 dash Grapefruit Juice
Shake with ice and strain into a cocktail glass.

(*) Happens every Thursday night from 7pm E.S.T. onward. Get theme updates and see the drinks created real time on Twitter.

1 comment:

DJ HawaiianShirt said...

I loved this during TDN, Frederic. I made it for my lady friend over the weekend, and she loved it too!