Thursday, June 16, 2022


2 oz Plymouth Gin (Darnley's View)
3/4 oz Lemon Juice
1/2 oz Rothman & Winter Orchard Apricot
1/4 oz Simple Syrup
2 dash Orange Bitters (Angostura Orange)
6 leaf Mint

Shake with ice and double strain into a cocktail coupe.
Two Thursdays ago, I opened up the PDT Cocktail Book and spotted Jim Meehan's 2007 Leapfrog. His recipe was a riff on Tom Bullock's Leaping Frog in The Ideal Bartender; to the classic of apricot brandy (most likely unsweetened eau de vie) and lime juice, Jim added gin, mint, and bitters besides utilizing a sweetened apricot liqueur. In the glass, the Leapfrog showcased an apricot and mint aroma. Next, lemon and orchard fruit notes on the sip swam towards gin, apricot, and mint flavors on the swallow.

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