Monday, April 5, 2010

joe's fashion

1 oz Gin (Bombay Dry)
1 oz Applejack (Marquis de Saint-Loup Calvados)
1/2 oz Punt e Mes
1/2 oz Lemon Juice
1/2 oz Five Spice Simple Syrup (recipe)

Shake with ice and strain into a cocktail glass. I added a lemon twist.
One of the drinks that stood out in Green Street's cocktail book was the Joe's Fashion. Since I was not sure whether or not the Green Street bar had five spice syrup made up, I decided to make this one at home last Tuesday. The drink was invented by Misty Kalkofen back in 2007 for a James Beard Taste America event; moreover, it was served that night along side cocktails by Jackson Cannon and John Gertsen. Our Joe's Fashion was rather apple at the beginning of the sip especially since we upgraded to Calvados from the recipe's call for Laird's Applejack (which weighs in at only 35% apple distillate). The apple was followed by the lemon in the middle, and spices and gin on the swallow. In addition, the Punt e Mes' botanicals meshed with the five spice simple syrup rather well. We were left still clueless as to Joe's identity, but we were quite delighted by the tribute.

Postnote 10/22/10: Joe's identity was revealed in a LUPEC Boston post.
Joe’s Fashion is named after the filly that Joseph Laird Sr rode in the 1840′s. Widely hailed as one of the greatest filly racers and top money winners of all time, Fashion’s abililties and winnings made it possible for the Laird’s to move their distillery to Scobeyville NJ.

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