Friday, July 3, 2015

don't fight it

1 oz Berkshire Mountain Distillers Greylock Gin
1 oz Lillet Blanc
1/2 oz Green Chartreuse
1/2 oz Lime Juice

Build in a Collins glass, fill with crushed ice, and swizzle to mix and chill. Top with crushed ice, garnish with 2-3 dash Angostura Bitters and a mint sprig, and add a straw.
One of the few drinks to challenge Hungry Like the Wolf's supremacy at Loyal Nine's Yacht Rock Sunday has been the Don't Fight It. The drink name came by request of Chef Marc Sheenan for his love of the Kenny Loggins-Steve Perry duet. When I expressed concern about the drink name in light of Bud Lite's advertising campaign fiasco, Marc defended the beauty of this song. In fact, he declared it so pastel of a musical number that it, in fact, required Chartreuse. One of the other owners had been requesting a Swizzle, so this seemed like a perfect opportunity. I moved in that direction with the 1937 Green Ghost as flavor inspiration and the Scofflaw for structure. With the balance being crisp, citrussy, herbal, and refreshing and the appearance rather stunning, I can understand why this one gets re-ordered a lot.

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