Thursday, January 12, 2012

little devil

1/6 Orange Juice (1/2 oz)
1/6 Lemon Juice (1/2 oz)
1/6 Cointreau (1/2 oz)
1/6 Bacardi Rum (1/2 oz Atlantico Platino)
1/6 oz Dry Gin (1/2 oz Death's Door)
1/6 oz Caloric Punch (1/2 oz homemade Swedish Punsch)

Shake with ice and strain into a cocktail glass.
For a nightcap two Monday's ago, I decided to make the Little Devil that I spotted in the United Kingdom Bartenders Guild's Approved Cocktails book. Its quirky 3 spirit Daisy structure got the better of my curiosity. The Little Devil began with an orange, gin, and rum aroma that led into a slightly crisp orange sip. What started slightly sweet on the sip ended drier with rum, lemon peel, tea tannin, spice, and gin notes on the swallow. The Punsch helped to tie together the disparate gin and rum components; while the two spirits worked well in the Fog Cutter, my choice of Death's Door, an unusual and strongly flavored gin, might not have been the best option here.

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