Tuesday, August 6, 2013

climax cocktail

1/3 jigger Applejack (1 oz Laird's)
1/3 jigger Dry Vermouth (1 oz Dolin)
1 spoon Lime Juice (1/2 oz)
1 spoon Grenadine (1/2 oz)
1/2 White of an Egg (1 Egg White)

Shake once without ice and once with; strain into a cocktail glass and garnish with freshly grated nutmeg.

A few Mondays ago while perusing The How and When by Hyman Gale and Gerald F. Marco, I spotted the curiously named Climax Cocktail. I had to ask Andrea if she wanted to have a drink named that given that she adamantly refused to try one called the Peach Blow Fizz (especially since it completely lacks peaches) a few years ago. Or was it the Apple Blow Fizz (which at least has apple product)? Regardless, she was game especially since it seemed like a delightful egg white-laden Sour.
The nutmeg garnish's aroma joined that of the lime juice on the nose. A creamy lime and pomegranate sip led into an apple and herbal swallow. Overall, the Climax Cocktail was rather reminiscent of the Pink Lady.

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