Wednesday, April 11, 2012

the gypsy

2 oz Plymouth Gin
3/4 oz Yellow Chartreuse
3/4 oz St. Germain
1 oz Lime Juice

Shake with ice and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a lime wedge.

On Monday last week, Andrea and I stopped in for a drink at Toro after dining at Myers & Chang. After perusing the menu, I asked bartender Andy McNees for the Gypsy as the combination of Yellow Chartreuse, St. Germain, and citrus worked rather well in the Beehive's Yellow Jacket. Andy lamented that they were out of the Death's Door Gin that they normally make the Gypsy with, and instead he substituted Plymouth.
The Gypsy's aroma was a combination of the lime juice and the Yellow Chartreuse's herbal notes. The lime juice countered the honeylike flavor from the Yellow Chartreuse on the sip, and the swallow presented the gin with St. Germain's floral and Yellow Chartreuse's savory elements. Overall, the drink was sweet but not cloyingly so, and the liqueurs helped to end the drink on a soft and pretty note.

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