Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Gentle Ben

I was wondering before I made this cocktail, why it gets the kind moniker of Gentle Ben. Who is this? Why is the drink named after someone whom this adjective is applied. I found after drinking it, however, that the drink is very gentle to your senses, but delivers more than four ounces of liquor. It was gone very quickly and I felt like I could have another drink.

An hour later I was buzzed out of my mind off this one cocktail. When you see the proportions, you will know why, but the magic of orange juice makes it so you hardly notice the level of toxicity sneaking in behind it. Everyone needs a Gentle Ben from time to time.
  • 2 oz. white tequila
  • 1 oz. vodka
  • 1 oz. gin
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1 tsp. sloe gin
  • orange slice
Combine all ingredients except sloe gin and orange slice in a shaker with ice. Shake and pour into a highball glass. Float sloe gin on top and garnish with an orange slice.

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