Monday, July 26, 2021

walk on the wild side

1 1/2 oz Beefeater 24 Gin (regular Beefeater)
3/4 oz Amaro Nonino
3/4 oz Dolin Blanc Vermouth
2 dash Fee's Plum Bitters (Crude "Sycophant" Orange & Fig)

Stir with ice, strain into a cocktail coupe, and garnish with an orange twist.
Two Mondays ago, I was perusing the Barnotes site for intriguing cocktails to make that evening. There, I spied Sean Kilfeather's Walk on the Wild Side gin drink that he crafted for the late Summer 2013 menu at Blackbird Bar in San Francisco. The combination reminded me of the Aprilia and perhaps the Marchessa, so I was intrigued to give it a go. In the glass, this tribute to either the 1962 movie or the Lou Reed song began with an orange, caramel, and minty-pine bouquet. Next, caramel and white grape notes on the sip slid into gin, minty, and orange flavors on the swallow with an orange and fruity finish.

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