Thursday, February 3, 2011


3/4 oz Berkshire Mountain Distillers' Ethereal Gin (orange label)
3/4 oz Lime Juice
3/4 oz Combier Orange Liqueur
3/4 oz Cocchi Americano

Shake with ice and strain into a rocks glass. Fill with ice and add straws and a lime wedge.

On Friday night, Andrea and I traveled over to Brookline to eat dinner at Lineage. One of the drinks bartender Ryan Lotz made me was the Dover from their cocktail menu. The Dover was created when a regular customer requested an alternative to her regular gin and tonic; since her nickname was Dover, Ryan decided to dub the drink this. Based off of a Corpse Reviver #2 sans absinthe (or perhaps a Hoop La!), the drink had a classic feel to it from the get-go.
The freshly cut lime wedge provided a pleasant aroma to the drink. On the sip, a semi-sweet citrus flavor was chased by a juniper-laden swallow that contained a bit of drying tartness to it. Moreover, as the ice melted, the drink got even more crisp and less sweet tasting. Overall, I could see it making a good transition for a gin and tonic drinker and as well as a good variation for the classic cocktail lover.

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