Monday, April 18, 2011

bittered fling

1 1/2 oz Greylock Gin
1/2 oz Aperol
1/2 oz Yellow Chartreuse
1/2 oz Lemon Juice
1 dash Day of the Dead Bitters (sub floral or aromatic bitters)

Shake with ice and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a grapefruit twist.

Two Sundays ago, Andrea and I stopped by Ben Sandrof's Sunday Salon. One of the drinks Ben made me was the Bittered Fling, well because it was not quite a Sling. The drink started with a grapefruit oil and Aperol aroma to my nose and grapefruit and yellow Chartreuse to Andrea's. Despite the juice component being lemon, the sip gave the impression of grapefruit perhaps due to the interaction of the juice with the liqueurs; moreover, the sip contained floral notes like lavender which we attributed to the gin. The rest of the gin flavors appeared on the swallow and were accompanied by a pithy bitter note. Interestingly, as the drink warmed up, the citrus component revealed itself as more lemony.


DJ HawaiianShirt said...

Which would you consider to be a floral bitters, Frederic?

frederic said...

Bittermens Burlesque Bitters and their Boston Bittahs are two.