Tuesday, October 3, 2017


2 oz Gin (Beefeater)
3/4 oz Lime Juice
3/4 oz Grenadine
1 dash Orange Bitters (Regan's)

Shake with ice, strain into a cocktail glass, and garnish with a lime wedge (omit).
Two Tuesdays ago, I was perusing the A Spot at the Bar and found in the Gimlet section the Debutante that was their "go to for those who are after a Cosmo." I was able to trace back the recipe to the 1934 Jayne's Bartender's Guide, and it seemed like a pleasant way to round out the evening. In the glass, the Debutante gave forth gin and hints of lime on the nose with an orange note from some combination of my grenadine's orange blossom water and the recipe's orange bitters. Next, lime and berry flavors on the sip gave way to gin and pomegranate on the swallow. Overall, the feel of the drink reminded me of the Jack Rose with less fruit notes (there is the intermediate Blue Skies as well).

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