Monday, September 26, 2011

[vincent rose]

3/4 oz Averna
3/4 oz Luxardo Maraschnio
3/4 oz Anchor Distilling Genevieve Gin
3/4 oz Lemon Juice
1 heaping barspoon Blueberry Jam (~3/16 oz)

Shake with ice and double strain into a cocktail glass.

After the cocktail with Skinos at Lineage, bartender Ryan Lotz listed off a few other ideas. When he mentioned that he had been tinkering around with some locally made blueberry jam, I was intrigued. Though the drink had no name, the Averna and Anchor Genevieve containing recipe sounded like a winner. Since I need to call the recipe something for this post, I dubbed it the "Vincent Rose" who wrote the music to the 1940 hit "Blueberry Hill."
The drink began with a blueberry and malt aroma from the jam and gin, respectively. The malt continued on into the sip where it mingled with the lemon juice and a vague berry-like flavor. The actual blueberry notes came out in the swallow along with the Maraschino liqueur, and the drink finished with the darker botanical notes from the Averna.

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