Wednesday, January 14, 2015

turn signal

1 oz High Proof Bourbon (Fighting Cock 103)
1 oz Grapefruit Juice (freshly squeezed Ruby Red)
1/2 oz Campari
1/2 oz Raspberry Gomme Syrup (Royal Rose Raspberry Syrup)

Shake with ice and strain into an ice-filled rocks glass. Garnish with an orange twist.
A few Tuesdays ago, I decided to make a drink that I spotted in the January/February issue of Imbibe Magazine called the Turn Signal. The recipe was attributed to Sean Hoard and Daniel Shoemaker of Portland, Oregon's Commissary, a juicing and syrup-making company founded by that duo who also have roots at the Teardrop Lounge. The combination of overproof Bourbon, Campari, and raspberry reminded me of Russell House Tavern's offering for Negroni Week, namely Sam Gabrielli's The Palazzo:
The Palazzo
• 1 oz Beefeater Gin
• 1 oz Campari
• 1/2 oz St. George's Raspberry Liqueur
• 1/2 oz Booker's Bourbon
Stir with ice and strain into a coupe glass. Garnish with an orange twist.
Once prepared, the Turn Signal shared an orange and grapefruit aroma. On the sip, the raspberry and grapefruit flavors mingled, while on the swallow, the Bourbon's barrel notes paired well with Campari's bitter orange flavors. Overall, the bitter bite of Campari complemented the tartness of the raspberry in the syrup rather elegantly.

1 comment:

Kate. said...

Oh my gosh, yes. I would marry this!