Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Tradewinds (Glendalough Gin Version)

Gin is an unlikely ingredients in a Tiki cocktail. But the Smuggler's Cove recipe book recommends doing the Tradewinds with gin. Now this is a heavily sweetened and coconut puree cocktail. It hardly matters what the spirit is when the drink is so thick its unlikely that anyone can taste it.

Glendalough Wild Botanical Gin is a wonderfully bold gin with spice notes that really come through. There's heather flower and elderflower, pine shoots, and woodruff, daisies and rose petals, in addition to standard gin ingredients. This will be a deluxe gin for such special occasions as this one I made on Bloom's Day, 2017.
  • 2 oz. gin (Glendalough Wild Irish Botanical)
  • 1 oz. lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 oz. coconut cream
  • 1 oz. apricot liqueur
  • lemon wedge speared by a tiny umbrella (turned inside out)
Combine all ingredients except wedge garnish in a blender with ice. Blend briefly until ice is crushed and pour into a Collins or pilsner glass. Garnish with lemon wedge and umbrella.

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