Thursday, July 9, 2015

pink penelope

3/4 oz Campari
3/4 oz St. Germain
3/4 oz Grapefruit Juice

Shake with ice and strain into a small white wine glass and top with 1 oz Louis de Grenelle sparkling rosé wine.
The drink that Andrea asked bartender Sarah Walman for was the Pink Penelope. I was tempted by this one too, for the combination of Campari and St. Germain has worked rather well in drinks like the Cell 34 and Sideways in Reverse. When I tasted her drink, it offered Campari and grapefruit aromas on the nose. Next, sparkling citrus flavors on the sip led into Campari softened by St. Germain on the swallow. The Campari continued on into the finish though as a bitter orange flavor.
For dessert, we were brought a trio of half-sized portions of their "adult milkshakes." From left to right, the Bourbon Cabinet (Bourbon, Luxardo cherry syrup), Senior Mints (Fernet Branca, U-bet Chocolate Syrup), and the Shakedown (Old Monk Rum, cinnamon syrup). While my favorite was the Bourbon Cabinet and Andrea took to the Shakedown the most, I would not say no to the Senior Mints again.

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