Tuesday, December 22, 2015

south pole swizzle

1 1/4 oz Letherbee Gin (Darnley's View)
3/4 oz Gilka Kümmel (Helbing)
3/4 oz Passion Fruit Syrup
1/2 oz Honey Syrup
3/4 oz Lemon Juice
1 dash Angostura Bitters

Build in a Hurricane glass, fill with crushed ice, and swizzle to mix and chill. Garnish with an orange twist.

Two Wednesdays ago, I decided to make a drink that I had spotted in Punch Magazine called the South Pole Swizzle. The recipe was created by Billy Helmkamp of the Whistler in Chicago. Indeed, the combination of gin, passion fruit, honey, and lemon reminded me of my Surfer Rosa that was a mashup of Don's Special Daiquiri and a Bee's Knees. Here, additional spice notes were added via kümmel and Angostura Bitters.
The South Pole Swizzle shared orange oil and caraway aromas from the garnish and kümmel, respectively. Next, honey balancing lemon on the sip gave way to juniper, caraway, passion fruit, and spice on the swallow. Moreover, there was a pleasant lingering rye bread note on the finish.

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