Thursday, November 24, 2016

tarzan cocktail

1 oz Gin (GrandTen Wireworks)
1 oz Campari
1 1/2 oz Pineapple Juice
1/2 oz Lemon Juice
1/2 oz Simple Syrup

Shake with ice, strain into a Collins glass, and top with soda (strain into a Collins glass with 2 oz soda, and top with ice). Garnish with an orange slice (orange swath).

Two Thursdays ago, I returned to Sasha Petraske: Regarding Cocktails to make another drink. In the text for the Bicycle Thief created by Zachary Gelnaw-Rubin and Abraham Hawkin at Dutch Kills, there was a note that substituting that drink's grapefruit juice for pineapple yielded the Tarzan Cocktail. The Tarzan in the name and the Campari in the mix reminded me of the tropical Negroni variation Tarzan Boy, so I was game to try this. True, grapefruit juice surely would have been delightful here such as in the Tasmanian Twister, but I was all out of said fruit.
The Tarzan Cocktail shared an orange aroma that was a combination of the twist's oil and the Campari, and this led into a carbonated citrus and pineapple sip. Next, the swallow elegantly paired gin flavors with Campari's bitter orange notes.

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