Thursday, January 31, 2019

dorothy gish

2 oz Plantation 3 Star White Rum (Privateer Silver)
1/2 oz Orange Juice
1/2 oz Pineapple Juice
1/4 oz Combier Apricot Liqueur

Shake with ice, strain into a cocktail glass, and garnish with a cherry (orange twist).

Two Thursdays ago, I ventured into Frank Caiafa's The Waldorf Astoria Bar Book and spotted their take on the Dorothy Gish who was a famous actress during the Silent Era along with Mary Pickford. The drink was originally created at Havana's Hotel Sevilla by Eddie Woelke along with his Mary Pickford and El Presidente cocktails. Once commenter on Instagram pointed out the similarities of the Dorothy Gish to the Hotel Nacional; that drink has often been mis-attributed to Woelke but was most likely created by Wil Taylor who actually worked at said hotel.
The Dorothy Gish's juice component of orange and pineapple shined through on the nose. Next, orange and orchard fruit notes on the sip led into a rum, pineapple, and apricot swallow that was a touch on the dry side though without having a crisp backbone like the Hotel Nacional.

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