Saturday, August 1, 2015

normandie club collins

1 1/2 oz Beefeater Gin
1/2 oz Amaro Montenegro
3/4 oz Strawberry Syrup (*)
3/4 oz Lemon Juice

Shake with ice and strain into a Collins glass filled with fresh ice. Top with soda water and garnish with a lemon wheel (omitted here).
(*) Muddling a medium-large strawberry in 3/4 oz simple syrup will substitute in a pinch.
One of the next drinks I had at the Bartender's Breakfast was the Collins from the Normandie Club in Los Angeles. The recipe was attributed to bartenders Devon Tarby and Daniel Eun, though this one was made for me by bartender Daniel Warrilow. I was definitely excited about the strawberry-Amaro Montenegro combination for it worked rather well in the Gulistan.
The Collins greeted the nose with a lemon aroma. Next, the sip was very berry flavored with crisp lemon and carbonation to give it structure, and the swallow then offered gin and orange-tangerine notes from the Amaro Montenegro.

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