Wednesday, June 14, 2017

youngstown tube

1 1/2 oz London Dry Gin (Beefeater)
1/2 oz Yellow Chartreuse
1/2 oz Apricot Liqueur (Rothman & Winter)
3/4 oz Lime Juice
1/4 oz Agave Nectar (omit)

Shake with ice and strain into a cocktail coupe pre-rinsed with Fernet Branca.

Two Wednesdays ago, I reached into the Food & Wine: Cocktails section of the drink book library and selected the 2011 edition. There, I was drawn to Ryan Fitzgerald's Youngstown Tube that he crafted at a guest shift at Drink here in Boston. He included a rinse of Fernet Branca as a nod to his hometown of San Francisco where he was bartending at Beretta at the time. The drink name might be a reference to the Youngstown Sheet & Tube company who successfully sued the U.S. government during the Korean War to prevent President Truman from seizing steel mills across the country.
The Youngstown Tube presented a menthol and lime aroma that later came across as celery. Next, lime and an almost peachy orchard fruit flavor on the sip gave way to gin, apricot, and herbal notes on the swallow.

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