Wednesday, March 17, 2021

f. scott fitzgerald

2 oz Beefeater Gin
3/4 oz Cynar
1/2 oz Grand Marnier (Pierre Ferrand Curaçao)
1/4 oz Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur
1 dash Regan's Orange Bitters (Scrappy's)

Stir with ice, strain into a cocktail coupe, and garnish with a flamed lemon twist (unflamed).

Two Wednesdays ago, I returned to the Hawthorne bar bible and spotted the F. Scott Fitzgerald that had been created at neighboring Eastern Standard. The recipe was created for and named after a regular, Scott Fitzgerald, and it has no relation to the classic Fitzgerald (a Gin Sour with bitters). I was lured in for this combination reminded me of Chuck Taggart's Hoskins Cocktail that was on the menu when we made our first visit to Eastern Standard in 2007 as well as Matt Schrage's Hugo Ball.
The F. Scott Fitzgerald opened up to the nose with a lemon, orange, and pine bouquet. Next, caramel, dark orange, and cherry notes on the sip slid into gin, herbal, and nutty cherry flavors on the swallow with an orange finish.

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