Monday, October 25, 2021

norma jean

2 oz Gin (Bombay Dry)
1/2 oz Cynar
3/4 oz Lemon Juice
1/2 oz Simple Syrup
6 leaf Mint

Shake with ice, strain into a double old fashioned, fill with crushed ice, and garnish with a mint sprig.
Two Mondays ago, I spotted the what seemed to be Marilyn Monroe tribute drink, the Norma Jean, on Kindred Cocktails. The recipe crafted by Vincenzo Marianella circa 2009 at Copa d'Oro in Santa Monica read like it was a cross between the South Side and the Deep Six. Once prepared, the Norma Jean began with a mint aroma that preceded a lemon and caramel sip. Next, a gin, minty, and herbal swallow came across with bitter grapefruit undertones.

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