Monday, September 15, 2014


1 oz Dolin Dry Vermouth
1/2 oz Crème de Cassis
1/4 oz Anchor Junipero Gin
1/2 oz Lemon Juice

Shake with ice and strain into a Highball glass with ice. Top with 2-3 oz tonic water and add a straw.
Two Wednesdays ago, I ventured down to Straight Law for dinner after my day shift. For a drink, I asked bartender Sean Sullivan for the Moi? which seemed like a refreshing highball that fit quite nicely with their riffs on Spanish gin & tonic variations. I was able to locate the recipe in Gary Regan's The Bartender's Bible: 1001 Mixed Drinks but was not able to track it back any further. Perhaps the French aspect, besides the pair of French ingredients, could be attributed to the dry vermouth, cassis, and gin Parisian Cocktail that appears in the Savoy Cocktail Book. Once prepared, the Moi? offered a juniper aroma from the robustly accented gin. A tart lemon and dark berry-like currant sip led into a sweeter quinine and juniper-laden swallow with a tart lemon finish.

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