Sunday, September 6, 2015

gilbert's melodeon

1 1/2 oz Beefeater 24 Gin (Bluecoat)
1/4 oz Green Chartreuse
3/4 oz Pineapple Syrup
1 oz Lime Juice
3 leaf Mint

Shake with ice and strain into a Collins glass with 1 oz soda water. Top with ice and garnish with a mint sprig.
After the Cooper's Ranch Punch, I turned to the recipe sheet from the Bartender's Breakfast at this year's Tales of the Cocktail. I was quickly drawn to the Gilbert's Melodeon crafted at the White Chapel bar soon to open in San Francisco. For a name, they paid tribute to an old San Francisco theater or "variety hall" that opened circa the 1850s. Once prepared, it shared a mint aroma. Next, a carbonated lime sip was bolstered by pineapple and green herbal notes. Most of the herbal elements came through on the swallow though with gin and Green Chartreuse at the beginning and mint on the finish.

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