Thursday, August 26, 2010

clt peche

1 1/2 oz Beefeater Gin
3/4 oz Peach Syrup
3/4 oz Lemon Juice

Shake with ice and strain into a highball glass filled with fresh ice cubes. Top with soda water. Garnish with an orange twist, a mint sprig, and a straw.

Sunday almost two weeks ago (Tales of the Cocktail and the posts that followed have made catching up to date rather a challenge), Andrea and I got a message that Ben Sandrof was hosting his Sunday Salon again. When we arrived and sat down at the bar, we noticed a few new drinks on the menu. One of them, the CLT Peche, seemed like a wonderful seasonal one that I ought not let slip by. CLT stands for Claremont, NH, where some members of Ben's family live, and when he was there last, he gathered up a bunch of peaches. Ben made a syrup with some of the peaches to use in this riff on a Tom Collins.
The CLT Peche started with a mint and orange oil nose that led into a pretty refreshing sip. The balance was a touch on the tart and crisp side with just enough peach flavor to match the lemon's. Andrea commented that the CLT Peche was the type of beverage you could drink all night (assuming you had the peach resources to do so).

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