Monday, August 15, 2016

Peyton Place

Peyton Place was a sixties soap opera based on the novel of the same name by Grace Metalious. I gather that the black and white and subsequently color series was a little racy but was pretty tame by today's standards. The same may be said for this drink.

While it uses sloe gin and dry gin for its alcohol, so much grapefruit juice pretty much makes it a fruity sparkler. Very entertaining, but not too dangerous. I recommend omitting the simple syrup, because the drink is sweet enough without it.
  • 1 1/2 oz. sloe gin
  • 1 oz. gin
  • 3 oz. grapefruit juice
  • 1/2 oz. simple syrup 
  • club soda
  • grapefruit slice (optional)

Combine all ingredients except soda in a shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a Collins glass full of fresh ice. Top with club soda and garnish with grapefruit slice.

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