Wednesday, April 9, 2014


1 oz Tanqueray Gin
1 oz Dimmi Liqueur
1 oz Amaro del Capo
1 oz Carpano Antica Sweet Vermouth

Stir with ice and strain into a cocktail glass. Twist a lemon over the top.
For Andrea's first drink at West Bridge, she asked bartender Chris Danforth for the Blow-Up. Chris described how it was a creation of bartender Mike Fleming, but I neglected to ask if it was named after the late 1960s film. Once mixed, the Blow-Up shared a lemon aroma that led into a grape sip with bright citrus notes. Next, the swallow offered the gin followed by the amaro's caramel giving way to an herbal and menthol finish. Indeed, Andrea commented how this drink would make for a perfect aperitif.

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