Friday, January 31, 2014

[silver lining]

1 1/4 oz Bols Genever
3/4 oz Aperol
1/2 oz Elderflower Liqueur (St. Elder)
3/4 oz Lemon Juice
1 Egg White

Shake once without ice and once with ice. Strain into a Collins glass, top with tonic water (~3 oz), and add a straw.
Thursday two weeks ago, I decided to make a drink that I spotted on the Bols Bartending's Traveling Cocktail Book series on Facebook. The recipe was submitted by Matty Clark of the Silver Lining in New York; since it lacked a name, I dubbed it after the bar itself. Once mixed, it offered a floral and herbal aroma. A creamy, carbonated sip shared lemon flavors along with fruit notes from the Aperol and elderflower liqueur. Finally, a bitter herbal swallow from the Genever mixing with the tonic's quinine paired well with St. Elder's floral notes.

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