Tuesday, November 3, 2015

pink flag

2 oz Tanqueray Gin
1/2 oz Lemon Juice
1/2 oz Pineapple Juice
1/2 oz Orgeat
1/4 oz Crème Yvette
2 leaf Sage

Muddle the sage leaves. Add the rest of the ingredients and ice, shake, and double strain into a coupe glass.

While drinking the Widow's Word, I thought about the last Widow's Kiss variation that I had which was Joaquín Simó's Widow's Laurel. Therefore, as a follow-up drink, I reached for the Death & Co. Cocktail Book and stumbled upon Eryn Reece's Pink Flag. Between being a big fan of the band Wire as well as having a large amount of unpicked sage in the garden, I decided to give this one a go.
The Pink Flag began with a pineapple and sage aroma with hints of floral notes. Next, lemon and pineapple on the sip gave way to juniper, floral, and berry flavors on the swallow with a nutty finish. Overall, the Pink Flag was very similar to the Royal Hawaiian with berry-floral and sage elements in the mix.

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