Friday, June 4, 2021

variations on a theme

2 oz Hayman's Old Tom Gin
1/2 oz Cherry Heering
+1/4 oz Campari
1/2 tsp Maraschino Liqueur (Luxardo)
2 dash Regan's Orange Bitters (Angostura Orange)

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

Two Fridays ago, I returned to the Jupiter Disco: Preservation zine and honed in on the Variations on a Theme. This recipe was crafted by Maks Pazuniak at New Orleans' Cure in 2009, and it had the Cherry Heering-Campari duo that he utilized in Arbitrary Nature of Time and the Charlatan. As for the name, Maks described how, "We listened to Om's Variations on a Theme a lot at Cure after work. Or maybe Kirk and I did."
The Variations on a Theme welcomed the senses with an orange and cherry aroma. Next, dark red fruit on the sip transformed into gin, cherry, bitter orange, and nutty flavors on the swallow.

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