Wednesday, February 20, 2013

dick, jr. cocktail

1/3 Dry Vermouth (3/4 oz Noilly Prat)
1/3 Dry Gin (3/4 oz Hayman's Royal Dock Navy Strength)
1/3 Apricot Liqueur (3/4 oz Rothman & Winter)
Juice 1/2 Lime (1/2 oz)

Shake with ice and strain into a cocktail glass.
hugo ensslin cocktail
A few Tuesdays ago, I returned to Hugo Ensslin's Recipes for Mixed Drinks and selected the Dick, Jr. Cocktail. The recipe reminded me of the Café Royal Cocktail Book's Snake in the Grass with the orange liqueur and lemon exchanged here for apricot brandy and lime. The Dick, Jr. proffered an apricot and juniper aroma which led into a fruity sip from the apricot and lime; in addition, the sip contained a clean dry wine note from the vermouth. Next, the swallow began with gin and ended with an apricot finish that came across as a dried apricot or perhaps prune flavor.

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