Monday, October 29, 2012


1 3/4 oz St. George's Terroir Gin
1/2 oz Combier Orange Liqueur
1 barspoon Maple Syrup (1:1)

Stir with ice and strain into a rocks glass.

The day after the Piccola Italia event, I paid a visit to Brick and Mortar. For a first drink, bartender Evan Harrison recommended the Dartmouth off of the same Ivy League supplemental menu that the Penn appeared on. The recipe was a simple one that showcased one of the St. George's gins that I wrote about two months ago, namely the Terroir with its Douglas fir, bay laurel, sage, and juniper notes. I guess all of those green flavors in the gin could reflect Dartmouth's school colors, and the touch of maple may be a nod to its New Hampshire location.
The Dartmouth presented an orange juice-peel aroma from the liqueur with piney-fir notes from the gin. The orange continued on into the sip where it mingled with the maple. Finally, the orange and maple lingered on into the swallow which ended with the juniper, pine, and sage elements from the gin.

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