Wednesday, October 28, 2015

dead reckoning

1 1/2 oz Gin (Tanqueray)
1/2 oz Green Chartreuse
2 oz Pineapple Juice
1/2 oz Lime Juice

Shake with ice and strain into a coupe glass. Garnish with a pineapple skull (lime wheel with mint).
After my Sunday night shift two weekends ago, I turned to Tiki Drinks: Tropical Cocktails for the Modern Bar for some relief. There, I spotted the Dead Reckoning which appeared like a pineapple juice-laden Green Ghost from the 1937 Café Royal Cocktail Book. Once in the glass, it offered a mint and herbal aroma that gave way to lime and pineapple notes on the sip. Finally, the swallow shared gin's juniper and Green Chartreuse's herbal flavors with pineapple's smoothness on the swallow.

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