Saturday, December 1, 2018

White Lilly

This is a floral cocktail that is designed to be strong and herbal. The herbal notes are very subdued and are replaced by an extremely potent combination of liquors.

I took the White Lilly as another invitation to combine a number of Vitae Spirits, as I've done before. The recipe calls for gin, rum and triple sec, all of which Vitae makes at their distillery in Charlottesville, VA. The gin and orange liqueur are dry and use the Virginia hardy orange as one of the flavors. It is bitter and a little funky, a unique taste in the gin world. Their rum is rich for a white rum, with a little toasted or warmed sugar scent. Together these spirits and a dash of Pernod make an unusually deep drink that will take a moment to appreciate but about an hour to finish.
  • 2 oz. gin (Vitae modern gin used)
  • 1 1/2 oz. triple sec (Vitae orange liqueur used)
  • 1 1/2 oz. light rum (Vitae platinum rum used)
  • 1/4 tsp. Pernod 
Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. 

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