Saturday, August 6, 2016

the west coast german

1 1/2 oz Jägermeiseter
3/4 oz Pineapple Juice
1/2 oz Lillet Blanc
1/2 oz Simple Syrup
1/4 oz Lemon Juice

Shake with ice and strain into a coupe glass. Garnish with a charred pineapple on a pick and orange oil from a twist.
Before the Bartenders' Breakfast on Saturday night, I attended the Deer Garden which was a Jagermeister-sponsored event that paired cocktails with food at the various stations. One of my favorites of the evening that could easily be reproduced was William van Leuven's West Coast German. Once prepared, it offered orange and pineapple aromas. Next, pineapple on the sip was brightened by the Lillet and lemon, and the swallow shared Jagermeister's dark spice notes. Once again, pineapple and Jagermeister were quite complementary as they were in the Adlon Cocktail. Perhaps increasing the lemon juice to 1/2 oz or dropping the simple syrup will appeal to those with drier sensibilities.

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