Friday, May 18, 2012

the o.g.

1 1/2 oz Beija Cachaça
3/4 oz Orange Juice
1/2 oz Lime Juice
1/2 oz Monin Orgeat
3 dash Falernum Bitters

Shake with ice and pour into a rocks glass. Garnish with an orange wheel and a cherry, and add a straw.
On Wednesday last week, Andrea and I headed over to Trina's Starlite Lounge for dinner. For a drink, I asked bartender Emma Hollander for the O.G. While Emma did confirm that the name stood for "original gangster," she surmised that the drink's inspiration occurred in Vegas. As almost an abstraction of a Mai Tai, the drink seemed worth a go. On the nose, the O.G. put forth a grassy and citrus aroma. Next, the lime and orange sip led into the cachaça balanced by the orgeat on the swallow.


beau said...

It has Falernum bitters as well. Thanks for the write up!

frederic said...

Thanks for catching my error! Don't know how the bitters didn't make it from my notes to the post.