Friday, July 20, 2012


1 oz Laird's Applejack
3/4 oz Dolin Sweet Vermouth (Cocchi)
1/2 oz Plymouth Sloe Gin
1/2 oz Lemon Juice
1/2 oz Simple Syrup

Stir with ice and strain into a coupe glass.

After Colin Shearn's Vlad the Impaler, I reached for the PDT Cocktail Book and found David Slape's Persephone. David named the drink after the daughter of Zeus and the harvest-goddess Demeter who serves as the queen of the underworld in Greek mythology. The combination of sloe gin and applejack worked rather well in No. 9 Park's Slojack, so I was game to give it a try.
The Persephone greeted the senses with an apple aroma along with a fruit note from either the sweet vermouth or sloe gin. A smooth apple and lemon sip was followed by the vermouth's grape and sloe gin's tart berry note. With the apple, grape, and tart fruit notes, the Persephone reminded me of the Omar with its raspberry and sherry flavors.

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