Monday, June 30, 2014

mother of turin

1 oz Dolin Dry Vermouth
3/4 oz Gran Classico
3/4 oz Guava Syrup (*)
1 oz Lime Juice

Shake with ice and strain into a Collins glass with ice. Top with soda water and add a straw. Garnish with an orange twist and a cherry.
(*) Equal parts Defruta Guava Juice Concentrate and sugar. There are commercial guava syrups for sale as well.

For my last drink at the Baldwin Room in the Sichuan Garden II, bartender Ran Duan made me the Mother of Turin. Perhaps this was an extension of his tinkerings with how well Campari and passion fruit syrup pair, such as in the Cisco Bay, for here he utilized Gran Classico and a guava syrup instead. Moreover, the Mother of Turin was in the same tall format as his Rome With a Slight View.
The garnish's orange oil contributed greatly to the drink's nose. A crisp, carbonated fruity sip gave way to a tart, bitter herbal Gran Classico swallow with a tropical guava finish.

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