Monday, March 26, 2012

south slope

3/4 oz Beefeater Gin
3/4 oz Aperol
3/4 oz Lillet Blanc (Cocchi Americano)
1/2 oz Curaçao (Senior Curaçao)
1/2 oz Lemon Juice

Shake with ice and strain into a coupe glass. Garnish with a lemon twist.

Two Friday's ago, we started the cocktail hour with a modern recipe from the PDT Cocktail Book. The one that called out to us was the South Slope created by Michael Madrusan in 2007; Michael named the drink after the part of Brooklyn he was living in at the time. The recipe reminded me of an Unusual Negroni (Hendrick's Gin, Aperol, Lillet) crossed with a Chelsea Sidecar.
The South Slope greeted the senses with a lemony aroma from the twist. Next, the sip contained fruit elements of lemon, orange, and rhubarb, and the swallow offered gin and Aperol notes. As the drink warmed up, it became a bit tarter on the swallow.

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