Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Beauty Spot

I really liked this cocktail, and I don't usually like juicy drinks. The proportion of gin to orange juice is perfect, and I like that, while there are two dashes of grenadine, the real sweetness comes from the sweet vermouth. And that is a little bitter as well.

So I don't usually drink Hendrick's gin because I think it is slightly overpriced for a gin. There are plenty of New Western style gins out there that do much the same thing for a lot less money. Then again, you pay for advertising and the brand Hendrick's created. And yet it was almost the perfect gin with lots of floral notes and not so much juniper. So Hendrick's fans can rejoice in this cocktail.
  • 2 oz. gin (Hendricks used)
  • 1/2 oz. sweet vermouth
  • 1/2 oz. dry vermouth
  • 2 tsp. orange juice
  • 2 dashes grenadine
Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. 

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