Wednesday, January 3, 2018


2 oz Beefeater Gin
1 oz Lillet Blanc (Cocchi Americano)
1/2 oz Punt e Mes
3 dash Regan's Orange Bitters

Stir with ice, strain into a cocktail glass, and garnish with a flamed orange twist (unflamed).

Two Wednesday ago, I spotted a curious gin drink on the BarNotes app that I traced back to a 2009 post on Chuck Taggart's Looka! blog. That drink was the Anodyne created by Chuck's husband Wesly Moore, and it got named for "something that relieves or eliminates pain" while Wesly was suffering from a sore neck and back. With gin, Lillet, and Punt e Mes, it reminded me of the Edgewood, but instead of containing grapefruit juice, this was a straight spirits drink with orange bitters.
The Anodyne presented an orange, juniper, and grape bouquet to the nose. Next, red grape with citrussy undertones on the sip led into gin's botanicals merging into Punt e Mes' bitter on the swallow.

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