Friday, February 3, 2017

the seaplane

1 oz Gin (Beefeater)
1/2 oz Lemon Juice
1/2 oz Simple Syrup
2 dash Orange Bitters (Regan's)

Shake with ice and strain into a flute glass pre-rinsed with absinthe (Butterfly). Top with Champagne (2 oz Willm Blanc de Blancs).
After my shift two Fridays ago, I turned to Sasha Petraske: Regarding Cocktails for a sparkling wine cocktail idea. There, I was lured in by the Seaplane crafted by Joseph Schwartz. For the book, Joseph pondered what he would make for Sasha, and he decided up a variation on one of Sasha's favorite classics, the French 75. Once in the glass, the Seaplane provided anise and other herbal notes to the nose. Next, a carbonated lemon and white wine sip led into a juniper and orange-tinged swallow with light absinthe elements on the finish.

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