Wednesday, December 8, 2021

yellow jacket #2

1 1/2 oz Dry Gin (1 3/4 oz Bombay Dry)
3/4 oz Mint Honey Syrup (3/4 oz Honey Syrup + 6 leaf Mint)
1/2 oz Lime Juice

Shake with ice, strain into a rocks glass with fresh mint, and garnish with a mint sprig (cocktail coupe, mint leaf garnish).
Two Wednesdays ago, I was finishing up T. Cole Newton's Cocktail Dive Bar book when I came across the recipe for the Yellow Jacket #2 crafted by 12 Mile Limit's Dani Martire. It was created as Bee's Knees riff with lime and mint flavors, and the lime made me think of Milk & Honey's The Business which only varies here by the mint in the honey syrup. The book recommended shaking with mint leaves to simulate their syrup. After discovering that there were other Yellow Jacket recipes out there such as perhaps this one, they dubbed this one #2 in acknowledgement that it was not the most original of names. In the glass, the Yellow Jacket #2 greeted the senses with a lime, pine, and mint aroma. Next, honey and lime mingled on the sip, and the swallow swarmed with gin and mint flavors with a lime-herbal finish.

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