Wednesday, April 15, 2020


2/3 Dry Gin (1 3/4 oz Beefeater)
2 dash Grapefruit Juice (3/4 oz)
1 dash Maraschino Liqueur (1/4 oz Luxardo + 1 bsp Simple Syrup)
1 dash Orange Bitters (Angostura Orange)

Shake with ice and strain into a cocktail glass; I added a grapefruit twist.
Two Wednesdays ago, I ventured into the Pioneers of Mixing at Elite Bars: 1903-1933 book, and spotted the Augustine that appeared like a mintless Seventh Heaven. Once prepared, the Augustine donated a grapefruit and nutty cherry bouquet to the nose. Next, grapefruit and a hint of fruitiness on the sip led into gin and nutty cherry flavors on the swallow. Overall, the drink was pleasant, but it felt that it was lacking an element such as a dash of absinthe for depth.

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