Tuesday, November 15, 2016

resting mitch face

2 oz The 86 Co Ford's Gin
1 oz Lustau Manzanilla Sherry
1/4 oz Combier Pamplemousse Liqueur
2 dash Orange Bitters

Build in a rocks glass, add ice, and stir to mix and chill. Garnish with a lemon twist, and place the glass on top of a photo of Mitch Brenner (actor Rod Taylor).
For a second drink at The Birds-themed Cane and Table Halloween pop-up at Brick and Mortar, Andrea asked for the Resting Mitch Face. This grapefruit-tinged riff on the sherry Tuxedo Cocktail was a pun on the "resting bitch face" appearance as well as a movie reference to the character Mitch Brenner played by actor Rod Taylor. Moreover, the face picture as garnish reminded me of the John Stamos swizzle stick in the Stamos Gin Fizz. In the glass, the Resting Mitch Face gave forth lemon, juniper, and hints of grapefruit to the nose. Next, the sherry's wine notes made up most of the flavors on the sip, and the swallow began with gin, crisp sherry, and grapefruit notes and ended with a celery finish from perhaps the gin interacting with the Manzanilla.

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