Friday, July 19, 2013

[lower mills]

1 1/2 oz Ransom Old Tom Gin
1/2 oz Suze Gentian Liqueur
3/4 oz Lustau Amontillado Sherry
1/2 oz Citrus Cordial (*)

Shake with ice and strain into a rocks glass containing an orange wheel and filled with crushed ice. Add a straw.
(*) Sub triple sec in a pinch. See this post that includes a recipe for a grapefruit cordial the bar manager used to make while at Craigie on Main and perhaps sub lemon and lime.
Two Sundays ago, we stopped into Steel & Rye in Milton for dinner. There, bartender Ted Gallagher made me an Old Tom gin drink he had been tinkering with. Once mixed, it offered a citrus and grape aroma that led into a light citrus and grape sip. Next, the gin led off the swallow that continued on with nutty and gentian flavors and spice-driven swallow.

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