Thursday, October 26, 2017

Thanksgiving Cocktial

This is the only classic cocktail that bears the name of America's most signature holiday. Thanksgiving requires a good dose of something that tastes old-fashioned--and not like the whiskey cocktail. I mean apricot brandy, that sweet and old-world tasting cordial that rounds out the gin in the Thanksgiving cocktail.

Unfortunately, there's not enough sweetness to balance the lemon juice, which I felt could have been omitted altogether. Something about the tartness of lemon seems unnecessary in a cocktail that I would have enjoyed more if it was richer. Maybe a lemon peel not the juice could accomplish that.
  • 2 oz. gin (Caorunn used)
  • 1 1/2 oz. apricot brandy
  • 1 oz. dry vermouth
  • 1/2 oz. lemon juice
  • maraschino cherry
Combine liquid ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with the cherry. 

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