Tuesday, December 13, 2022

modern love

2 oz Reposado Tequila (Cimarron)
3/4 oz Campari
3/4 oz Giffard Pamplemousse Rose (St. Elder)
1 pinch Himalayan Sea Salt

Stir with ice, strain into a double old fashioned glass with a large ice cube, and garnish with a grapefruit twist (orange twist) and another pinch of Himalayan sea salt.
Two Tuesdays ago, I selected the Drinking Like Ladies book from the shelves and spied the Modern Love by Jane Fishel at the Andaz Hotel in Savannah, Georgia. I had to check to see if I had made it before, for I had confused it with the Modern Lover by name. Previously, I had skipped over this recipe when the book came out for I lacked a grapefruit liqueur at home back then, and it seemed like a good time to make this tribute to Martha Coston who finished her deceased husband's work to create what became the formulation for highway flares today as well as an invaluable tool during the Civil War. Once built, the Modern Love donated an orange and grapefruit aroma to the senses. Next, caramelized citrus peel elements on the sip ignited tequila and vanilla flavors on the swallow with a finish that alternated bitter orange and bitter grapefruit notes.

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