Tuesday, June 7, 2022

great fitzgerald

40 mL Blended Whisky (1 1/2 oz Famous Grouse)
10 mL Lustau Oloroso Sherry (2 tsp)
5 mL Amer Picon (1 tsp Torani Amer)
15 mL Lemon Juice (1/2 oz)
15 mL Simple Syrup (1/2 oz)
1 dash Pernod Absinthe (12 drop)

Shake with ice, strain into a cocktail coupe, and garnish with orange oil from a twist.
Two Tuesdays ago, I kept with the London theme and selected the Claridge's Cocktail Book for the evening's recipe. There, I was lured in by the Great Fitzgerald that was adapted by Nathan McCarley-O'Neill at the Claridge's Bar for it had a Barbara West vibe to it and was similar to Sam Treadway's take on that classic, namely The Old (Barbara) West. The Great Fitzgerald welcomed the senses with an orange, lemon, and nutty grape bouquet. Next, lemon, grape, and caramel notes on the sip flowed into Scotch, nutty grape, and dark orange flavors on the swallow with an anise finish.

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