Sunday, November 27, 2011

don't tread on me

2 oz London Dry Gin
1/2 oz Thyme-infused Honey Syrup
1/2 oz Belle de Brillet Pear Liqueur
1/2 oz Lemon Juice

Shake with ice and strain into a cocktail coupe. Garnish with a thyme sprig.
Towards the end of dinner at Trina's Starlite Lounge, bartender Beau Sturm sent a round of the special cocktail of the day to our table. The drink was called the Don't Tread on Me and was essentially a Bee's Knees with two additional touches. One was that the drink took on an herbal note with the thyme-infused honey and a fruit note with the pear liqueur. The two additions paid dividends for the aroma which presented thyme and pear notes. The sweet, herbal honey sip contained pear and floral notes, and the swallow showcased the gin and thyme along with a citric bite. Andrea commented that the drink was "very beautiful and sophisticated"; I agreed and felt that the pear liqueur perhaps more so than the thyme took the mix to a higher level.

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