Thursday, June 16, 2016


I used my homemade raspberry syrup to make the Belmont, a creamy gin drink with raspberry sweetness. Interestingly it was fairly dry for a dessert drink and you almost didn't notice the cream except that it made the drink white. Pink, really... This is a New York cocktail, like the Cosmopolitan and therefore must have a little red coloring of some kind.

Dry gin and homemade raspberry syrup with its jam-like flavor gave the Belmont an old colonial style flavor and mouthfeel. That's why I was glad to use my new coupe glass for this entry. I can't say I liked the Belmont all that much, but I'm not a dessert drink drinker. I tried to pair it with cookies, but it was really dry and spicy, so it might actually do better as a before dinner drink.
  • 2 oz. gin
  • 1/2 oz. raspberry syrup
  • 3/4 oz. half and half
Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. 

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