Monday, August 8, 2022

plain sailing

3/4 oz Gin (Beefeater)
3/4 oz Blanc Vermouth (Dolin)
3/4 oz Manzanilla Sherry (Tio Pepe Fino)
1/2 oz Sloe Gin (Plymouth)
1/4 oz Cane Syrup (JM Sirop de Canne)
2 drop (*) Saline Solution (1 pinch Salt)

Stir with ice, strain into a cocktail glass pre-rinsed with absinthe (Butterfly), garnish with a lemon twist.
(*) Punch says 2 dashes but two drops is more standard.
A little over two weeks ago, I decided to make a recipe that I found in a search for sloe gin drinks on Kindred Cocktails. That one was called the Plain Sailing by Chicago bartender Paige Walwyn via Punch Drinks. Once prepared, it proffered a lemon and red fruit aroma. Next, the red fruit note continued on into the sip where it was chased by gin, raisin, and berry flavors on the swallow. Moreover, I attribute that raisin aspect on the advanced age of my sloe gin bottle.

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