Thursday, April 17, 2014

poppin' tags

1 oz Beefeater Gin
1 oz Campari
1 oz Kronan Swedish Punsch
1 oz Orange Juice

Shake with ice and strain into a Collins glass. Top with ice and ~3 oz soda water, and garnish with an orange twist.

One of the new drinks on the Russell House Tavern is the Poppin' Tags created by Caleb Linton. In his beta testing days, he was dubbing this "Negroni Juice" as an easy drinking variation on an Americano or Negroni. The Swedish Punsch provides the extra botanicals, sweetness, and depth that sweet vermouth would otherwise provide, and orange juice along with the soda water help to smooth out the Campari to make this even more refreshing. There is the possibility that Caleb was also influenced by State Park where he has requested Campari Highballs with orange soda off of the soda gun. Bar manager Sam Gabrielli loved the recipe but switch the name for the menu; Sam paid tribute to how Caleb's resemblance to Macklemore has been mentioned by various people, and he named it the Poppin' Tags after Macklemore's Thrift Store song. Caleb may violently glare at you if you mention the resemblance though.
The Poppin' Tags began with an orange oil nose that was accented by the Campari. A carbonated orange juice sip led into gin, Campari, and the Punsch's tea flavors on the swallow. Overall, this is an Americano variation perfect for the upcoming warm weather patio season.

1 comment:

Dagreb said...

"I wear your granddad's clothes. I look incredible."