Sunday, August 14, 2022

havana lady

1 1/2 oz Gin (Beefeater)
1/2 oz Apricot Liqueur (Rothman & Winter)
1/2 oz Swedish Punsch (Kronan)
1/2 oz Lemon Juice
1/8+ oz Simple Syrup
1 Egg White

Shake once without ice and once with ice, and strain into a cocktail coupe.
Two Saturdays ago, I pondered the egg white Lady series of drinks that includes the more famous White and Pink Ladies and wondered if I could take it in the direction of the Havana. The original Havana Cocktail was apricot eau de vie, Swedish punsch, gin, and lemon juice, and it was updated in the 2009 Big Bartender's Book to utilize the more common apricot liqueur instead of eau de vie along with a change in proportions. When adapted to the Lady structure, the Havana Lady sashayed in with pine, floral, and apricot aromas. Next, a creamy caramel and lemon sip flowed into gin, spice, tea, and apricot flavors on the swallow.

1 comment:

Martin Clark said...

Very nice. A little sweet for my taste, which is odd given the relatively small amount of syrup. Certainly went down very easily.