Saturday, March 24, 2012

max's mistake

2 oz Plymouth Gin (Seagram's)
1 oz Lemon Juice
1 oz Passion Fruit Syrup (BG Reynolds)
1/2 oz Honey Syrup (1:1)
1 dash Angostura Bitters
2 oz Sparkling Lemonade (Rieme Pink Grapefruit Sparkling Limonade)

Blend with 8 oz of ice for 2-3 seconds and dump into a goblet. Top with fresh ice. Instead of using a blender, I shook all the ingredients with ice save for the sparkling lemonade. I then strained into a rocks glass filled with crushed ice and lemonade, topped with crushed ice, and added a straw and lemon peel garnish.
Wednesday last week, Andrea was fighting off a cold so she wanted something with a healthy dose of vitamin C. Within Jeffy Berry's Beach Bum Berry Remixed was the Max's Mistake which seemed to fit the bill. The drink was created by Martin Cate in 2005 when he was working at Trader Vic's in San Francisco. Part of the lore of the drink revolves around a mistake made in making a Starboard Light; I missed that connection when reading the recipe for the ingredients reminded of the Yardarm instead. Once made, Max's Mistake proffered a lemon oil and gin aroma. The lemon, grapefruit, and honey sip pleasantly shifted to passion fruit and gin on the swallow.

No comments: