Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Grand Passion

I've seen this name before, referring to La Grande Passion passionfruit liqueur, but this is the first time I've seen it done this way: no juices and a heavy helping of gin. Unfortunately a dry and spicy gin competes with the soft armagnac and passion fruit flavors. To make it worse, Angostura bitters have such a strong baking spice blast that you have to try very hard to detect passion fruit.

I'd like to try different variations of this cocktail: one that uses an Old Tom gin and some kind of citrus bitters. That might take care of the balance problem that I found. Another trick might be to increase the la Grande Passion proportion, maybe invert it to two-to-one passion fruit to gin. For now I am going to post the recipe and encourage everyone to adjust it to your preference.
  • 2 oz. gin
  • 1 oz. la Grande Passion
  • several dashes Angostura bitters
Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass with ice. Stir and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. 

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