Sunday, October 31, 2021

mahogany hall gimlet

1 1/2 oz Beefeater Gin
1/2 oz Lime Juice
1/2 oz Grapefruit Juice
1/2 oz Triple Syrup (*)
2 dash DeGroff's Pimento Bitters

Shake with ice, strain into a cocktail glass, and garnish with a lime wheel (omit).
(*) Triple syrup is 4 parts simple syrup, 2 parts agave syrup, 1 part honey syrup. I did a speed version with 1/2 tsp agave nectar (not syrup), 1/2 tsp honey syrup, and filled to 1/2 oz with simple syrup.
Two Sundays ago, Dale DeGroff's The New Craft of the Cocktail caught my eye in the book pile. There, I found the Mahogany Hall Gimlet that he crafted for the Gallery Bars aboard the Holland America cruise ships. In the glass, this Gimlet riff donated a pine, grapefruit, and allspice bouquet to the nose. Next, lime, grapefruit, and a hint of honey on the sip led into gin, grapefruit, and allspice flavors on the swallow.

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