Thursday, November 22, 2012

white birch fizz

1 1/2 oz Plymouth Gin (Cold River)
3/4 oz Lemon Juice
1/2 oz Strega
1/2 oz Rothman & Winter Orchard Apricot
1 Egg White

Shake once without ice and once with ice. Strain into a Highball glass containing 2 oz of soda water. Garnish with a spritz of Suze (10 drops Salers).

After the Swiss Guard, we were still in an apricot mood. So when I spotted the White Birch Fizz in the P.D.T. Cocktail Book, it was time for another drink. The recipe was created by John DeBary who named the Fizz after the street he grew up on, namely White Birch Lane in Cos Cob, CT.
white birch fizz pdt john debarry
The gentian liqueur garnish contributed to the White Birch Fizz's aroma, and later the drink's nose was a bit more apricot driven. The carbonated herbal lemon sip led into an apricot and gin swallow that possessed a bounty of savory Strega flavors. The egg white did function to sooth the apricot and Strega's intensity though.

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