Sunday, September 27, 2020

straight law cocktail

2/3 Dry Sherry (1 1/2 oz Lustau Fino)
1/3 Dry Gin (3/4 oz St. George Terroir)

Stir with ice and strain into a cocktail glass; I added a lemon twist.
Two Sundays ago, I began flipping through the 1930 Savoy Cocktail Book and spotted the Straight Law Cocktail. This Martini riff was the basis for the bar by that name inside Taberno de Haro for it specialized in two ingredients: sherry and gin. With such a simple recipe that had gin as a minor ingredient, I opted for a flavorful and complex one: namely, St. George's Terroir. Once prepared, the Straight Law wafted lemon oil, Fino sherry, and sage aromas from the gin to the nose. Next, a crisp white wine sip splayed into a sage, pine, and briny-savory swallow.

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