Thursday, January 14, 2016

radio days

1 oz Tanqueray Gin
3/4 oz Salers Gentian Liqueur
3/4 oz Lemon Juice
1/2 oz Honey Syrup
1 dash Angostura Bitters
1 crescent Orange

Muddle the orange crescent with the bitters. Add the rest of the ingredients and ice, shake, and strain into a coupe (flute) glass. Top with champagne (2 oz Gruet Blanc de Blancs) and garnish with an additional orange crescent.
Two Fridays ago, I wanted to cap off my work night with a drink, so I honed in on the Death & Co. Cocktail Book. There in the sparkler section was a citrus and herbal champagne cocktail called the Radio Days that was crafted by Alex Day in 2013. Once mixed, the Radio Days let loose an earthy and orange aroma. Carbonated orange, lemon, and wine notes on the sip set up the gentian, juniper, and orange peel swallow.

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