Saturday, August 6, 2016

little grey lady

3/4 oz Plymouth Gin
3/4 oz Cocchi Americano
3/4 oz St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur
3/4 oz Lemon Juice
1 dash Peychaud's Bitters

Shake with ice and strain into a coupe glass.

One of the great drinks at the Bartenders' Breakfast to round out Tales of the Cocktail 2016 was created by Boston's own Jackson Cannon. The Little Grey Lady that he created at the Hawthorne was his tribute to Nantucket named after what the island appears like from a distance. Jackson acknowledged that there was some similarity here to the Sunflower Cocktail, but he declared that he came at the recipe from a non-Corpse Reviver #2 direction.
The Little Grey Lady presented a citrussy and floral aroma to the nose. Next, lemon with a vague fruit note on the sip transitioned into gin, floral, and pear notes on the swallow with a lightly anise-flavored finish.

1 comment:

Alex said...

Interesting. It's also a lot like the Vieux Mot from the PDT book. It's one of my GF's favorites, so I've made that drink a lot over the years.