Sunday, October 16, 2022

white light

2 oz Tanqueray Gin (Tanqueray Malacca)
3/4 oz Cocchi Americano
1/2 oz Dolin Blanc Vermouth
1/2 oz Dolin Dry Vermouth (Noilly Prat)
2 dash Regan's Orange Bitters (Angostura Orange)

Stir with ice, strain into a cocktail coupe, and garnish with a lemon twist.
Two Sundays ago, I decided upon a Martini variation called White Light, perhaps named after the Velvet Underground song and album title, created by Carlo Caroscio at Volt in Frederick, Maryland, circa 2013. The trio of wine elements reminded me of the Bizarre Love Triangle, and it had been a while since I have had something akin to a Martini. In the glass, the White Light exhaled a lemon, herbal, and pine aroma. Next, white grape with a hint of orchard fruit on the sip flowed into gin and fruity herbal flavors on the swallow.

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