Thursday, October 6, 2016

war of the roses

1 1/2 oz Pimm's No. 1
3/4 oz Gin (Hayman's Royal Dock)
3/4 oz Elderflower Liqueur (St. Elder)
3/4 oz Lime Juice
1/4 oz Simple Syrup
2 dash Peychaud's Bitters

Shake with ice, add 2 sprigs of mint, and shake lightly. Strain into a cocktail glass, and garnish with a floated mint leaf.
Two Thursdays ago, I selected another recipe from the Redbook Magazine list of 50 drinks to make and chose the War of the Roses by Mike Ryan from Chicago's Sable. Here, the Pimm's, elderflower, and lime reminded me of the Battle of Trafalgar but this went in a more mint and herbal direction. Once prepared, the War of the Roses gave forth mint and floral notes to the nose. Next, lime joined the other fruit flavors in the sip, and the swallow began with gin and floral elements and ended with a mint and anise finish.

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