Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Leap Year Cocktail

This is a rich pairing that comes along only once in a good while. In this one drink I combined several antique styled liquors. This is a perfect cocktail to use Bluecoat Barreled Reserve Gin and Carpano Antica vermouth. Both are spicy and rich and together they come closer to a Manhattan than a Martini. The addition of Grand Marnier and lemon juice makes for a richer and more citrus drink. It is interesting at every turn and addictive like The Last Word in that "nothing else tastes like this" way.
  • 2 oz. gin (Blue Coat Reserve used)
  • 1/2 oz. sweet vermouth (Antica Formula used)
  • 1/2 oz. Grand Marnier
  • 1/2 oz. lemon juice
Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake or stir and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

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