Wednesday, October 3, 2012

fox hunt

1 1/2 oz Pimm's No. 1
1/2 oz Tanqueray Gin
3/4 oz Lemon Juice
1/2 oz Simple Syurp
1 dash Peychaud's Bitters

Shake with ice and strain into a coupe glass rinsed with Cynar. Garnish with 7 drops of Peychaud's Bitters.
Two Wednesdays ago, I searched through the online recipe list from the Violet Hour bar in Chicago and spotted the Fox Hunt. While it was similar to other sodaless Pimm's Cup recipes, the Cynar rinse was enough to convinced me to make this one. Once mixed, the Fox Hunt greeted the nose with anise from the Peychaud's and a little fruitiness from the Pimm's; in fact, the anise aroma made Andrea ask if there was a dash of absinthe in there. Next, the lemon-berry sip was followed by gin on the swallow that was accented by a bitter herbal hint from the Cynar and spice from the Peychaud's.

1 comment:

SPS said...

Cool. I had no idea Violet Hour had some of their drink recipes posted in a central location. Or never thought to look I guess. Interesting how the majority of their recipes either call for a rinse or some part of an egg. Both of which were definitely en vouge in the mid to late 2000s. I was perusing the drink menu of a new spot here in NYC, Pouring Ribbons, and noticed how the majority of drinks contained more than one base spirit. Or perhaps other spirits being used as a modifier. Which you also see a lot of in tomes like the Savoy book. Interesting how some trends are noticeably cyclical. And that there are definite trends that are not spoken of as much as others. The latter being stuff like cocktails on tap, overproof spirits, amari, etc.