Friday, July 5, 2019

monk's respite

1 1/2 oz Broker's Gin (Beefeater)
1/2 oz Lemon Juice
1/4 oz Honey Syrup
1/4 oz Yellow Chartreuse
3 oz Coconut Water
1 dash Orange Bitters (Regan's)
1 oz Seltzer Water

Flash blend with crushed ice and pour into a coconut shell (shake all but the seltzer with ice, strain into a coconut Tiki mug with the seltzer, and fill with crushed ice). Garnish with a mint sprig and an orchid (mint sprig and ornamental pea blossoms).
Two Friday's ago, I bought coconut water at the store and later sought out recipes to utilize them. Feeling the Tiki mood, I selected from my list Steven Liles' Monk's Respite that he crafted at Smuggler's Cove in San Francisco via Imbibe Magazine. I checked back with the Smuggler's Cove book and discovered that the book had no garnish listed (though an orchid in the photo), but Imbibe had a mint sprig and orchid. Once prepared, the Monk's Respite delivered a mint over lemon and coconut water bouquet to the nose. Next, a slightly carbonated lemon and coconut water sip led into a gin and herbal swallow.

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