Saturday, March 13, 2021

bizarre love triangle

1 1/2 oz Beefeater Gin
1/2 oz Sweet Vermouth (Cocchi)
1/2 oz Dry Vermouth (Noilly Prat)
1/2 oz Manzanilla Sherry (Hidalgo La Gitana)
2 dash Orange Bitters (Scrappy's)

Stir with ice, strain into a cocktail coupe, and garnish with a lemon twist.

Two weeks ago, Chuck Taggart posted on Instagram a Martini riff that his husband Wesley Moore had crafted. The combination with a three-way fortified wine backbone lacked a name, and I suggested the Adonis Martini for it appeared like a mashup of an Adonis (or a Bamboo Cocktail) with a Perfect Martini. Alternate names were suggested like the Fitty-Fitty Perfect Trifecta Martini and An Italian, a Frenchman, and a Spaniard Walk into a Gin Bar. I held off on making the recipe until I heard the winning name: the Bizarre Love Triangle which was most likely a reference to the 1986 New Order song.
The Bizarre Love Triangle wafted to the nose with lemon and grape notes. Next, a semi-dry grape sip twisted into gin, grape, and savory flavors on the swallow.

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