Friday, May 31, 2013

royal york special

1 1/2 oz Dry Gin (Martin Miller Westbourne)
1/2 oz Cointreau
1 dash Lemon Juice (1/2 oz)
1 dash Grapefruit Juice (1/2 oz)

Shake with ice and strain into a cocktail glass. I garnished with a lemon twist.

After the Southpaw, I flipped through Ted Saucier's Bottom's Up and spotted the Royal York Special created at the Royal York Hotel in Toronto. I upped the citrus quotient from a dash to a half ounce each to not only dry out the drink but to make it more like how I would craft a Maiden's Prayer. I thought of that recipe for the Royal York Special ingredient-wise is a grapefruit for orange juice version of that better known drink.
royal york special ted saucier bottom's up
The lemon oil from the twist I added filled the Royal York Special's nose. Next, a crisp grapefruit and orange sip gave way to a gin and orange peel swallow. While the lemon was somewhat detectable in the sip and swallow, it seemed to be more of a backbone ingredient than a dominant flavor here.

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