Friday, January 7, 2022

gold medal

1/4 Seagram's Rye (3/4 oz Old Overholt)
1/4 Plymouth Gin (3/4 oz Bombay Dry)
1/4 Swedish Punsch (3/4 oz Kronan)
1/4 Lime Juice (3/4 oz)
1 dash Absinthe (20 drop St. George)

Shake with ice and strain into a cocktail glass.
Two Fridays ago, I had spotted a reference to the book 1700 Drinks for the Man Behind the Bar and pulled up my copy. There, I noted the Gold Medal that reminded me a little of Crosby Gaige's Swedish punsch-containing Corpse Reviver variation as well as Gaige's Palliative Potion for Pomona. Here, instead of an aromatized wine, it was a split base spirit akin to the structure of the two spirits Between the Sheets as compared to the Lillet-containing Hoop La. Once prepared, the Gold Medal welcomed the senses with a lime, rye, and anise bouquet. Next, a lime and caramel sip entered into a rye, gin, tart lime, tea, and rum funk swallow.

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