Monday, May 30, 2016

Shriner Cocktail

I get it. This drink is supposed to look like the color of the hats that Shriners wear when they meet at their club or are out raising money for charity. If you've seen them you know what I mean. It doesn't imply that they especially like sloe gin.

Sloe gin is responsible for the color and spice flavor of this cocktail. I used Catoctin Creek 1757 brandy for a more American style brandy with lots of richness. The amount of bitters seems a little auspicious, like it is part of a secret ceremony.
  • 2 oz. brandy (Catoctin Creek 1757 Reserve used)
  • 1 oz. sloe gin
  • 1/2 tsp. bar sugar
  • 3 dashes Angostura bitters
  • lemon peel
 Combine all ingredients except lemon peel in a shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with lemon. 

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