Monday, May 23, 2016

genever daisy

1 3/4 oz Genever (Bols)
1/2 oz Orgeat
1/4 oz Maraschino Liqueur (Luxardo)
3/4 oz Lemon Juice

Shake with ice and strain into a cocktail coupe. I added a lemon twist.

Two Mondays ago, I decided to make the Genever Daisy recipe presented by White Chapel in San Francisco that appeared in the most recent issue of Imbibe Magazine. At first, I thought that it was one of their own creations that utilized the nutty pairing of orgeat and Maraschino that worked so well in drinks like the Gold Cup and Marlin. Later, I realized that it was based off of Jerry Thomas' 1876 recipe for the Gin Daisy that called for Holland Gin.
The Genever Daisy shared a lemon oil aroma over malty and nutty cherry notes. Next, a creamy lemon sip transitioned into an elegant pairing of Genever and Maraschino on the swallow. Indeed, Thomas was in on this delightful Maraschino-orgeat pairing 80+ years before Tiki legends latched onto it.

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