Friday, April 3, 2015

square root

3/4 oz Gin (Beefeater)
3/4 oz Aperol
3/4 oz Avèze Gentiane Liqueur (Salers)
3/4 oz Lemon Juice

Shake with ice and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a cherry (subbed a lemon twist).
After the Strange Brew, I turned to a recipe that I had spotted on ShakeStir that reminded me of Sam Ross' Paper Plane but with a more botanical and earthy drive to it. That drink was the Square Root crafted by Jesse Vida of Manhattan's Dead Rabbit Grocery & Grog as well as Dutch Kills. Once mixed, the Square Root offered a lemon aroma with fruity accents from the Aperol. The fruitiness continued into the sip with lemon, orange, and rhubarb flavors, while the swallow went a bit more earthy with gin and gentian notes with a tart rhubarb swallow. Moreover, the combination of gentian liqueur and Aperol reminded me of Colin Shearn's Paper Trail.

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