Thursday, July 25, 2013

lord suffolk

1/2 jigger Gin (1 1/2 oz Beefeater)
1 spoon Sweet Vermouth (1/2 oz Cocchi)
1 spoon Cointreau (1/4 oz)
1 spoon Maraschino (1/4 oz Luxardo)
1 spoon Sweet & Sour (1/2 oz either lemon or lime juice)

Shake with ice and strain into a cocktail glass.
After Spoke, I decided to make a nightcap and reached for Boothby's World Drinks And How To Mix Them. There, I spotted the Lord Suffolk and was drawn into the Gin Crusta-like feel. I first made the drink using lime juice and returned to it a few days later and made it with lemon. With lime, the drink donated a gin, lime, and fruity aroma. Grape, lime, and orange notes filled the sip and gave way to gin swallow with a tart Maraschino finish. With the lemon, the nose was more gin- and Maraschino-driven. A lemon sip was joined by fruity flavors from the Cointreau and sweet vermouth; next, the swallow shared lemony gin and Maraschino notes. With the lime, the Lord Suffolk was a Pegu Club meeting an Aviation, while with the lemon, the drink was a softer and less floral Aviation.

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